Aluminium phosphide : A fatal poisoning

Mahipal Singh Sankhla, Ravindra Singh Kushwah, Kirti Sharma, Rajeev Kumar


Aluminum phosphide (ALP) is a low-cost solid fumigant and a extremely toxic pesticide which is generally used for grain protection. Consumption is usually suicidal in Committed, unusually accidental and rarely homicidal. Death by Aluminium phosphide (ALP) poisoning are the commonest forms of poisoning in India. There is no effective antidote or treatment for its intoxication. The effects of ALP poisoning Vomiting, abdominal pain, loose motions, and restlessness are seen. Cardiovascular complications include thread pulse, tachycardia, tachypnea, acidosis, marked hypotension.

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