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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Refletindo sobre o caso celobar®
Title Alternative: Reflecting on the celobar® case
Author: Tubino, Matthieu
Simoni, José de Alencar
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.
Subject: Celobar
barium sulfate
radiological contrast
Editor: Sociedade Brasileira de Química
Citation: Química Nova. Sociedade Brasileira de Química, v. 30, n. 2, p. 505-506, 2007.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0100-40422007000200048
Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-40422007000200048
http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0100-40422007000200048
Date Issue: 1-Apr-2007
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