Accidental fatal inhalation of sulfuric acid fumes.

  title={Accidental fatal inhalation of sulfuric acid fumes.},
  author={Fawzi Abdussalam Benomran and Amal I. Hassan and Semina S. Masood},
  journal={Journal of forensic and legal medicine},
  volume={15 1},
A man found dead with circumstantial evidence indicating exposure to sulfuric acid vapor. He had been applying a solution of concentrated sulfuric acid to a drain pipe in an attempt to clear a blockage. External examination showed moderate corrosive damage around his mouth and nose, on his forearms and tips of fingers of his left hand. Autopsy revealed congestion of the respiratory passages, as well as severe pulmonary edema. Traces of acid and sulfate compounds were chemically detected in his… CONTINUE READING
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