Tuesday, February 1, 2011

PA Coroner Identifies Inhalant Abuse as Cause of Death in Two Cases

Via the Herald Mail in Maryland:

The Franklin County, Pennsylvania Coroners 2010 annual report identified inhalant abuse as the cause of death for a 16 year old boy from Waynesboro, PA.

The report notes that the boy died on September 19th, the night he was involved in a car accident. The cause of death is listed as “acute difluoroethane toxicity, and the report does not attribute his death to injuries suffered in the accident.”

The article also points out that the same cause of death is also identified for a suicide in St Thomas, PA on April 24, 2010. The Coroner remarked that 2010 “presented the first cases he had encountered of death by huffing.”

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