Unintentional fatal paraquat poisonings among agricultural workers in Costa Rica: report of 15 cases.

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This study analyzes the exposure circumstances of 15 fatal occupational paraquat poisonings. To evaluate the potential danger of dermal absorption and the amount needed to produce a fatal outcome in the event of oral intake, we reviewed the medical records and autopsy protocols and interviewed relatives. Five fatalities were due to ingestion of a mouthful… (More)

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