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Differentiation of Mothballs Containing Naphthalene from Mothballs Containing para-Dichlorobenzne

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Mothballs may be made from either naphthalene or para-dichlorobenzene (PDB). These chemicals may be difficult to distinguish in an emergency since they look similar. They can often be distinguished based on some simple tests.

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