Determination of pesticides in postmortem blood and bone marrow of pesticide treated rabbits


AKCAN R., HİLAL A. , DAĞLIOĞLU N. , ÇEKİN N. , GÜLMEN M. K.

FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL, vol.189, pp.82-87, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 189
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2009.04.017
  • Title of Journal : FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.82-87

Abstract

Forensic toxicological analyses have traditionally focused on the use of blood, body fluids, and certain organs in examinations of deaths due to intoxication. However, in some situations, putrefaction and contamination make proper sampling from tissues impossible, such as in exhumation cases. In these cases, bone marrow might be useful as an alternative specimen since it is a potential depot for drugs. This study aims to determine pesticides in postmortem and putrefied bone marrow of pesticide treated rabbits, so as to reveal the diagnostic value of toxicological analysis of bone marrow in exhumation cases.