Accidental Dichloromethane Fatality: A Case Report

    Volume 46, Issue 3 (May 2001)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 2


    Ortega, C
    Unit of Legal Medicine and Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Cantabria, Santander,

    Altuzarra, E
    Unit of Legal Medicine and Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Cantabria, Santander,

    Martinez, MA
    National Institute of Toxicology, Madrid,

    Zarrabeitia, MT
    Unit of Legal Medicine and Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Cantabria, Santander,

    Mazarrasa, O
    Occupational Health and Security Center, Santander,

    Calvet, R
    Unit of Legal Medicine and Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Cantabria, Santander,

    (Received 24 May 2000; accepted 21 June 2000)

    Abstract

    A case of accidental dichloromethane poisoning by inhalation is presented. It is of interest that carboxyhemoglobin levels were within the normal range, suggesting that the narcosis and respiratory depression were due to the direct effect of DCM on the central nervous system. The accidental death was attributed to improper ventilation of vapors in the working area.


    Paper ID: JFS15031J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS15031J

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