Phenol: Tissue Distribution in a Fatality

    Volume 34, Issue 4 (July 1989)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 3


    Levine, B
    Assistant toxicologist, toxicologist, assistant toxicologist, assistant medical examiner, and chief medical examiner, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Baltimore, MD

    Dico, CL
    Assistant toxicologist, toxicologist, assistant toxicologist, assistant medical examiner, and chief medical examiner, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Baltimore, MD

    Smyth, DF
    Assistant toxicologist, toxicologist, assistant toxicologist, assistant medical examiner, and chief medical examiner, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Baltimore, MD

    Smialek, JE
    Assistant toxicologist, toxicologist, assistant toxicologist, assistant medical examiner, and chief medical examiner, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Baltimore, MD

    Caplan, YH
    Assistant toxicologist, toxicologist, assistant toxicologist, assistant medical examiner, and chief medical examiner, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Baltimore, MD

    (Received 19 May 1988; accepted 4 October 1988)

    Abstract

    A case is reported where phenol, a disinfectant, was ingested and resulted in the death of a 40-year-old white female. Concentrations of phenol were determined in blood (130 mg/L), urine (47 mg/L), bile (187 mg/L), brain (486 mg/kg), kidney (331 mg/kg), muscle (204 mg/kg), liver (228 mg/kg), and stomach content (668 mg) and compared to other cases reported in the literature.


    Paper ID: JFS12731J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12731J

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    Title Phenol: Tissue Distribution in a Fatality
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