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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Reflecting On The Celobar® Case [refletindo Sobre O Caso Celobar®]|
|Abstract:||By mid 2003, the Brazilian people accompanied astonished, in the press, the news about the death of more than 20 persons due to ingestion of a pharmaceutical product containing a suspension of barium sulfate (Celobar®) commonly used as a radiological contrast. Analysis of the product indicated the presence of barium carbonate (about 13% weight/weight) which reacts easily with the hydrochloric acid in the stomach liberating barium ions, a severe poison. In this article, we briefly discuss the possible economic, personal and technical causes that led to this disaster.|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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