Phosphide poisoning: A review of literature

*, Gurvinder Singh Bumbrah and *, Kewal Krishan and *, Tanuj Kanchan and Sharma, Madhulika and *, Gurvinder Singh Sodhi (2012) Phosphide poisoning: A review of literature. Forensic Science International, 214. pp. 1-6.

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Metal phosphides in general and aluminium phosphide in particular are potent insecticides and rodenticides. These are commercially used for protection of crops during storage, as well as during transportation. However, these are highly toxic substances. Their detrimental effects may range from nausea and headache to renal failure and death. It is, therefore, pertinent to ensure their circumspect handling to avoid poisoning episodes. Its poisoning has a high mortality and recent years have seen an increase in the number of poisoning cases and deaths caused by suicidal ingestion. Yet due to their broad spectrum applications, these chemicals cannot be written off. The present communication reviews the various aspects of toxicity associated with metal phosphides.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Forensic toxicology Metal phosphides Aluminium phosphide Phosphine Toxicity
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2012 05:49
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2012 05:49

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