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A Fatal Case of Methylene Chloride Poisoning
Kyoung Sook Jeong, Hyun-Sul Lim
Journal of The Korean Society of Clinical Toxicology 2009;7(1):41-43
DOI: https://doi.org/
Published online: June 30, 2009
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1Department of Preventive Medicine, Dongguk University College of Medicine
2Department of Preventive Medicine, Dongguk University College of Medicine

A 52-year-old man was found dead in the driver's seat of his tank lorry. The tank lorry was used to transport industrial wastewater to a disposal plant; the material was transferred into a storage tank with the help of compressed air. The wastewater contained methylene chloride and 2-chloropyridine. No respiratory protective equipment was used while working under these conditions. The autopsy report showed extensive edema and congestion of the brain, lung, and intraperitoneal organs. The concentrations of methylene chloride in lung and brain were reported at 398 and 67 mg/kg, respectively.

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