Question of the Day – Wednesday May 29, 2019

Question – The use of urinary thiosulfate measurements has been proposed as a means to determine death from the inhalation of what gas?


Answer-The cited article notes “It has therefore been demonstrated, both within the case studies presented here and in the literature, that blood and/or urinary thiosulfate measurements can be useful in determining hydrogen sulphide as a potential cause of fatality or unconsciousness.” (Jones K. Case studies of hydrogen sulphide occupational exposure incidents in the UK. 2014 Tox Letters 231:374-377)