Methanol intoxications in Adana, Turkey


Gulmen M. K. , MERAL D., Hilal A. , AKCAN R., Cekan N.

TOXICOLOGY MECHANISMS AND METHODS, vol.16, no.7, pp.353-357, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/15376520600616917
  • Title of Journal : TOXICOLOGY MECHANISMS AND METHODS
  • Page Numbers: pp.353-357

Abstract

Methanol is a highly toxic substance that is commonly used as an industrial solvent and antifreeze in automobiles. Methanol intoxication usually occurs following inhalation or topical exposure of spirit, homemade alcohol, or eau de cologne. The goal of this study was to examine methanol fatalities and methanol poisoning characteristics in our region and to contribute to form a database concerning methanol intoxication cases in our country. The records of the Morgue Department, Council of Forensic Medicine Adana Group Administration, were reviewed retrospectively for all methanol poisoning deaths for the period of January 1, 1997, to December 31, 2003.