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IP International Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicological Sciences


Fatal formalin poisoning: A rare case report


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Author Details : Raut S. M., Haridas S. V.*, Kachare R. V., Pawar V. G, Dode P. S

Volume : 3, Issue : 4, Year : 2018

Article Page : 100-102


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Abstract

Formaldehyde is a colourless gas with strong pungent smell. Formalin is an aqueous solution of formaldehyde containing 37-40% formaldehyde and 10-15% methanol. Commercially available formalin is a 1:10 dilution containing 3.7% of formaldehyde. Suicidal ingestion of formalin is rare as it has strong taste and suffocating odour, also the common people does not have an easy access to it. That is why suicidal cases by formalin consumption are rare. We herewith present a case report of a 45-year old farmer who committed suicide by formalin consumption.

Keywords: Formalin, Suicide, Farmer.

Doi : 10.18231/2456-9615.2018.0021

How to cite : Raut S. M., Haridas S. V., Kachare R. V., Pawar V. G, Dode P. S, Fatal formalin poisoning: A rare case report. IP Int J Forensic Med Toxicol Sci 2018;3(4):100-102

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