Published Online: 1 May 2003
Page Count: 2
(Received 8 December 2002; accepted 7 December 2002)
We describe the application of histochemical demonstration of chromium in a case of fatal ingestion of potassium dichromate in a suicide attempt. Using 2-(8-quinolylazo)-4,5-di-p-tolylimidazole (QTI), we could demonstrate chromium in the erythrocyte of the victim, in situ. This finding provides a means of proving the hexavalent chromium ingestion.
Paper ID: JFS2002349