You are being redirected because this document is part of your ASTM Compass® subscription.
    This document is part of your ASTM Compass® subscription.

    Volume 27, Issue 3 (July 1982)

    Phenol Poisoning: Three Fatal Cases

    (Received 6 February 1981; accepted 2 December 1981)

    Published Online: 1982


      Format Pages Price  
    PDF (300K) 3 $25   ADD TO CART

    Cite this document

    X Add email address send
      .RIS For RefWorks, EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager, Zoteo, and many others.   .DOCX For Microsoft Word


    Phenol poisoning, although less common now than in the early part of this century, still occurs. The fatal cases discussed include the ingestion and percutaneous absorption of phenol. Death appeared to be the result of central nervous system toxicity and respiratory failure, the common autopsy finding being pulmonary edema. Blood concentrations of phenol were determined in two cases.

    Author Information:

    Soares, ER
    Third-year medical student, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC

    Tift, JP
    Associate chief medical examiner, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Chapel Hill, NC

    Stock #: JFS12184J


    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12184J

    Title Phenol Poisoning: Three Fatal Cases
    Symposium ,
    Committee E30