Aluminium phosphide the silent killer in pest controlJelly beans child clinic
PUNE: Two lives lost after the inhalation of pest control fumes in Katraj on Wednesday bring to the fore the unregulated use of lethal chemicals in fumigating households.
A city-based critical care expert has zeroed in on aluminium phosphide poisoning as the reason behind one such death. “If aluminium phosphide is consumed or the gas is inhaled, it can be fatal within hours. A majority of patients die within 24 hours, if not treated effectively.