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Journal Article

Citation

Kenny K, Sandercock M, Webster J. J. Can. Soc. Forensic Sci. 2019; 52(3): 122-128.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2019, Canadian Society of Forensic Science, Publisher Informa - Taylor and Francis Group)

DOI

10.1080/00085030.2019.1584278

PMID

unavailable

Abstract

Two cases where elemental mercury was intentionally added to the victim's food are briefly described. Elemental mercury may be identified by using a combination of physical properties (appearance and specific gravity) and elemental analysis (scanning electron microscopy-energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry).


Language: en

Keywords

Elemental mercury; food poisoning; gravité spécifique; identification du mercure; intoxication alimentaire; Mercure élémentaire; mercury identification; microscopie électronique à balayage en combinaison avec la microanalyse par rayons X à dispersion d’énergie; scanning electron microscopy-energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry; specific gravity

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