A rare case of neem oil ingestion as a suicidal modality

Shetty, Pavanchand and Kumar, Ashwini and Nayak, Vinod C and Patil, Navin and Avinash, A and Shashidhara, Sowmya and Rao, Karthik and Rao, Raghavendra (2016) A rare case of neem oil ingestion as a suicidal modality. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 7 (1). pp. 1253-1255. ISSN 0975-8585

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Neem oil is a naturally occurring pesticide, found in seeds of the neem tree. It has been used for hundreds of years to control pests and diseases. Components of neem oil can be found in many modern products of today like toothpaste, cosmetics, soaps, and pet shampoos. People can be exposed to chemicals by eating them, breathing them in, through skin contact or eye contact. Since neem oil is used on a variety of crops, people are mainly exposed to neem oil in their diet. People who apply neem oil may also be exposed if they inhale the mist or dust, let the product touch their skin, or fail to wash their hands before eating or smoking. The authors report a case of an adult female who committed suicide by consuming neem oil.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Insect repellent; mitochondrial damage; toxicity.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Forensic Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Paediatrics
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pharmacology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2016 08:59
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2016 08:59
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/145194

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