Exposure to this fumigant, that may cause a garlic smell of the breath, is associated with a case fatality rate ranging between 30-80% within 24-48 hours.
Aluminum phosphide is a highly effective fumigant against insects and rodents. Intentional ingestion of aluminum phosphide is associated with a case fatality rate of 30-80% within the first 24-48 hours after ingestion. (Pannu AK et al. Glucose-insulin-potassium infusion for the treatment of acute aluminum phosphide poisoning: an open label pilot study. Clin Tox Published online 4 March 2020. doi: doi.org/10.1080/15563650.2020.1719131)