Dangerous bodies: a case of fatal aluminium phosphide poisoning

Med J Aust. 2000 Aug 7;173(3):133-5. doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2002.tb04471.x.

Abstract

A case of fatal aluminium phosphide poisoning that forced the evacuation of the emergency department of a Sydney teaching hospital highlights the importance of hospitals being able to safely manage hazardous materials incidents.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aluminum Compounds / poisoning*
  • Emergency Service, Hospital*
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Hazardous Substances*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mycotoxins / poisoning*
  • New South Wales
  • Phosphines / poisoning*
  • Water Pollutants, Chemical / poisoning*

Substances

  • Aluminum Compounds
  • Hazardous Substances
  • Mycotoxins
  • Phosphines
  • Water Pollutants, Chemical
  • aluminum phosphide