Pesticide Mixture Poisoning: A Case Report

Atul Bajaj, Cijo John, Sukhminder Kaur, Rohitashava M. Tripathi

Abstract


Acute pesticide poisoning is a reported as major health problem worldwide and are reported mostly in cases of suicides and cases of unintentional poisoning are less in number. A significant number of cases are encountered in forensic science laboratories for toxicological examination in which pesticide poisoning is reported.  We report a case of suspected double suicide of unknown poisoning. Toxicological examination confirms the presence of five different pesticides. Such cases of forensic interest are rarely reported.

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Forensic Science; Toxicology; Pesticides; Organophophorus; Pyrethroids

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26735/16586794.2018.003

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