Fatality associated with inhalation of a pyrethrin shampoo

Paul M. Wax, Robert S. Hoffman

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Abstract

A fatality associated with the inhalational exposure to a pyrethrin insecticide is described. Death was attributed to sudden irreversible bronchospasm. While less severe allergic reactions have been reported, this is the first death associated with pyrethrin inhalation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)457-460
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Toxicology
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

Keywords

  • Insecticides
  • Pyrethrins
  • Status asthmatics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology

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