Arsenic poisoning in Central Kentucky: A case report

Geoffrey A. Kelafant, Edward J. Kasarskis, Sanford W. Horstman, Chaim Cohen, Arthur L. Frank

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A recent case of chronic arsenic intoxication due to prolonged accidental ingestion of a commercially available crabgrass killer illustrates one of the more common etiologies of present day arsenic poisoning. A review of 20 years of arsenic poisoning at the University of Kentucky (21 cases) revealed no cases attributable to an industrial source. A tabulation of the 21 most recent cases is included. © 1993 Wiley‐Liss, Inc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)723-726
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Industrial Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1993


  • accidental poisoning
  • arsenical neuropathy
  • chronic arsenic intoxication
  • heavy metal intoxication
  • pesticide hazards

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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