Rare cases of gas poisoning in the practice of forensic medicine

Sławomir Majdanik, Barbara Potocka-Banaś, Marzena Łabęcka, Urszula Semeniuk, Krzysztof Borowiak


Cases of poisoning with gases other than carbon monoxide are rarely reported in forensic medicine. Usually they are associated with an accident, suicidal intoxication, or recreational inhalation to obtain psychoactive effects. The paper presents 2 cases of poisoning with an air freshener aerosol and argon. Both cases were confirmed after confronting the results of post-mortem examination, additional tests, and the detailed circumstances of the incidents. These cases deserve attention because of both the clinical and scientific aspects.


air freshener; argon; death; poisoning.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.21164/pomjlifesci.623

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