Volume 48, Issue 3 (May 2003)

    Evidence of Hexavalent Chromium Ingestion

    (Received 8 December 2002; accepted 7 December 2002)

    Published Online: May


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    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.

    Stock #: JFS2002349

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS2002349

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    Title Evidence of Hexavalent Chromium Ingestion
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30