Volume 43, Issue 4 (July 1998)

    Toluene Distribution of Glue Sniffers' Biological Fluid Samples in Korea

    (Received 17 June 1997; accepted 17 November 1997)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    We have studied the distribution of toluene in glue sniffers' biological fluid samples by gas chromatography or gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. The determined toluene concentrations ranged from 0.1 to 40.3 mg/L in urine samples and from 0.1 to 74.7 mg/L in blood samples. respectively. Among the 120 urine samples, 61% of all cases ranged between 0.1 and 1.0 mg/L and 27% was between 1.0 and 5.0 mg/L, respectively. On the other hand, 39% and 46% of all 99 blood samples ranged between 0.1 and 1.0 mg/L, or 1.0 and 5.0 mg/L, respectively. In the fatal cases (36 cases), the distribution of toluene ranged from 0.3 to 40.5 mg/L in the blood samples.


    Author Information:

    Seo, B
    Catholic University Medical College, Seoul,

    Paeng, K-J
    Younsei University, Wonju,

    Kim, NY
    National Institute of Scientific Investigation, Seoul,

    Park, SW
    National Institute of Scientific Investigation, Seoul,

    Yang, YG
    National Institute of Scientific Investigation, Seoul,


    Stock #: JFS14323J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS14323J

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    Title Toluene Distribution of Glue Sniffers' Biological Fluid Samples in Korea
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