Clin Pediatr (Phila) volume 2, issue 3, P132-133 1963 DOI: 10.1177/000992286300200307 View full text
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Jay M. Arena

Abstract: JLHOSPHORUS exists in two forms: a red, granular, nonabsorbed form' which is nontoxic and a yellow or white waxy form which is highly poisonous and will burn on contact with water, or even moist air, leaving a garlic-like odor. & d q u o ;Phosphorus is used in insect and rodent poisons, fireworks, and fertilizer manufacture.Matches on the U. S. market now contain phosphorus trisulfide, which is very unreactive chemically, thus eliminating the danger of poisoning that existed in the past when yellow phosphorus…

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