Volume 50, Issue 4 (July 2005)

    Fatalities By Ingestion of Propylene Glycol

    (Received 30 October 2004; accepted 5 March 2005)

    Published Online: May

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Propylene glycol (PG), a widely used solvent and lubricant, is thought to have low toxicity when ingested. Three cases were identified where PG, either alone or in combination with other chemical agents, contributed to death. The decedent in whom PG was the sole agent was a 32-year-old schizophrenic man with cardiomegaly and renal impairment. The blood PG concentration was 4410 mg/L at least 9.5 h following ingestion.


    Author Information:

    Marker, E
    Forensic Toxicology Laboratory, Office of Chief Medical Examiner of the City of New York, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

    Stajic, M
    Forensic Toxicology Laboratory, Office of Chief Medical Examiner of the City of New York, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

    deRoux, SJ
    Office of Chief Medical Examiner of the City of New York, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY


    Stock #: JFS2004460

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS2004460

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    Title Fatalities By Ingestion of Propylene Glycol
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