|Document ID (ISN)||59679|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0731-3810 - Journal of Toxicology - Clinical Toxicology
|Convention or series no.
||Kulling P., Andersson H., Bostr÷m K., Johansson L.A., Lindstr÷m B., Nystr÷m B.
||Fatal systemic poisoning after skin exposure to monochloroacetic acid
||1992, Vol.30, No.4, p.643-652. 27 ref.
||Monochloroacetic acid (MCA) is used in the production of carboxymethyl cellulose, phenoxyacetates, pigments and drugs. A person unloading 80% MCA solution from his truck at a plant was splashed. He was wearing no protective clothing. Although his clothes were removed within minutes and he showered for 20min, he suffered chemical burns over 25-30% of his body. Two hours after the accident, his blood pressure fell. He subsequently lost consciousness and stopped breathing. The plasma MCA concentration 4h after the accident was 33mg/mL. In spite of increasingly vigorous life-support measures, the victim died seven days after the day of the accident. Many organ systems showed abnormalities at autopsy. Besides the corrosiveness of MCA, its poisonous properties must be kept in mind.
||poisoning; transport industry; monochloroacetic acid
||chemical burns; case study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Sweden|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Transport industry (in general)