Toluene Distribution of Glue Sniffers' Biological Fluid Samples in Korea

    Volume 43, Issue 4 (July 1998)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 3


    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,

    (Received 17 June 1997; accepted 17 November 1997)

    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.


    Paper ID: JFS14323J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS14323J

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