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Document ID (ISN)60060
CIS number 93-911
ISSN - Serial title 0340-5761 - Archives of Toxicology
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kintz P., Tracqui A., Mangin P.
Title Accidental death caused by the absorption of 2,4-dichlorophenol through the skin
Bibliographic information Apr. 1992, Vol.66, No.4, p.298-299. 7 ref.
Abstract A fatality resulting from skin absorption of 2,4-dichlorophenol is presented. A 33 year-old male disposing of industrial waste was splattered over portions of his right thigh and right arm with a pure solution of the chemical. Less than 10% of his body surface was contaminated. Within 20 minutes he experienced a seizure and collapsed. The compound was quantified using gas chromatography and confirmation was obtained with mass spectrometry. Blood concentration was 24.3mg/L. Other drugs, including ethanol, were not detected.
Descriptors (primary) disposal of harmful waste; 2,4-dichlorophenol; fatalities; skin absorption
Descriptors (secondary) case study; accident descriptions; industrial waste
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Waste collection and disposal
Phenols and phenolic compounds
Alcohols