Aluminum phosphide poisoning: an unsolved riddle.

@article{Anand2011AluminumPP,
  title={Aluminum phosphide poisoning: an unsolved riddle.},
  author={Rakesh L. Anand and Bhaskarpillai Binukumar and Kiran Dip Gill},
  journal={Journal of applied toxicology : JAT},
  year={2011},
  volume={31 6},
  pages={
          499-505
        }
}
Aluminum phosphide (ALP), a widely used insecticide and rodenticide, is also infamous for the mortality and morbidity it causes in ALP-poisoned individuals. The toxicity of metal phosphides is due to phosphine liberated when ingested phosphides come into contact with gut fluids. ALP poisoning is lethal, having a mortality rate in excess of 70%. Circulatory failure and severe hypotension are common features of ALP poisoning and frequent cause of death. Severe poisoning also has the potential to… CONTINUE READING
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