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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-21-08 04:59 PM
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22. Not according to the pathologist
Consultant pathologist Dr Andrew Hitchcock, who carried out the postmortem examination, said that he found no evidence of substance abuse.

He also found no evidence of any life-threatening diseases, alcohol or drugs in Daniel's body.

He said: "What we have in this case is someone who may well have had a cardiac abnormality in the presence of the solvent.

"There is a very reasonable assumption that the passive inhalation (of the solvent in the deodorant) almost certainly led to his death."

And, as the Australian story also points out (as well as the local paper I've linked to), the boy used a lot of gels, and sprayed his clothing as well as his body.
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  -Boy dies after using too much deodorant canetoad  Nov-21-08 03:57 PM   #0 
  - Probably believed all those commercials  lapfog_1   Nov-21-08 04:02 PM   #1 
  - That stuff they market to teenage boys smells like roadkill and lighter fluid anyhow.  LeftyMom   Nov-21-08 04:11 PM   #4 
  - like Axe, it smells like Abercrombie and Fitch--  chimpsrsmarter   Nov-21-08 04:14 PM   #6 
  - ding ding ding!  KitchenWitch   Nov-21-08 06:08 PM   #39 
  - Axe and ass ick.  lonestarnot   Nov-21-08 07:04 PM   #49 
     - they spray so much of it you can actually taste it, i hate the mall but the Trifecta  chimpsrsmarter   Nov-21-08 07:20 PM   #51 
        - Stabby!  lonestarnot   Nov-21-08 07:34 PM   #53 
  - I tell my teenage boys they smell like Raid when they use that Axe.  bulloney   Nov-21-08 06:12 PM   #41 
  - Hey, that happens to me all the time...  awoke_in_2003   Nov-21-08 06:57 PM   #43 
  - they still make spray on deodorant?  nini   Nov-21-08 04:03 PM   #2 
  - This story makes me sick.  FitzmasAgain   Nov-21-08 04:10 PM   #3 
  - Probably one working two jobs. The kid probably used a dad or older brother's stuff.  readmoreoften   Nov-21-08 04:12 PM   #5 
  - Thanks for the tip - we hadn't found an effective one. Who makes it? nt  trudyco   Nov-21-08 04:26 PM   #10 
  - Herbal Magic by Home Health  FitzmasAgain   Nov-21-08 05:02 PM   #25 
  - A few places to look..  BrklynLiberal   Nov-21-08 05:05 PM   #26 
     - i've been using a crystal for over a year now..  frylock   Nov-21-08 05:53 PM   #36 
        - I agree. That is what I use too.  BrklynLiberal   Nov-21-08 08:20 PM   #56 
  - Herbal Magic deodorant? No way! Too many chemicals!  Bornaginhooligan   Nov-21-08 04:50 PM   #20 
  - I can shoot off the ingredients:  FitzmasAgain   Nov-21-08 05:01 PM   #23 
  - Yes, exactly.  Bornaginhooligan   Nov-21-08 05:07 PM   #28 
     - That's sort of like banning the toxic substance  hogwyld   Nov-21-08 05:11 PM   #29 
     - My point exactly.  Bornaginhooligan   Nov-21-08 05:12 PM   #31 
     - Oh! You were being sarcastic..  FitzmasAgain   Nov-22-08 05:19 PM   #59 
  - Over consumption...  awoke_in_2003   Nov-21-08 07:02 PM   #47 
  - I gave up deodorant...  awoke_in_2003   Nov-21-08 07:01 PM   #46 
  - Me either.  Profprileasn   Nov-21-08 08:21 PM   #57 
  - Nobody said the parent bought it.  surrealAmerican   Nov-21-08 08:06 PM   #54 
  - Nah, this kid was huffing  Warpy   Nov-21-08 04:18 PM   #7 
  - No shit. Of COURSE he was huffing. n/t  IanDB1   Nov-21-08 04:26 PM   #9 
  - It wouldn't surprise me. :^(  GreenPartyVoter   Nov-21-08 04:26 PM   #12 
  - My first impression. n/t  cherokeeprogressive   Nov-21-08 04:27 PM   #13 
  - Yup.  TahitiNut   Nov-21-08 04:36 PM   #16 
  - Damn can we get our Europhobias straight?  MattBaggins   Nov-21-08 04:39 PM   #17 
     - Nothing "phobic" about it.  TahitiNut   Nov-21-08 04:50 PM   #21 
     - Au contrare  MattBaggins   Nov-21-08 05:06 PM   #27 
     - Yep. And no British kids have ever drowned in toothpaste.  rucky   Nov-21-08 05:01 PM   #24 
     - No, this is the phobia about the pasty hairless English.  semillama   Nov-21-08 05:20 PM   #34 
  - Not according to the pathologist  muriel_volestrangler   Nov-21-08 04:59 PM   #22 
  - and his parents are suffering from serious denial.. reminds me of...  SoCalDem   Nov-21-08 05:13 PM   #32 
  - Count me in too. - my family has been there done that.  SmileyRose   Nov-21-08 05:21 PM   #35 
  - My guess as well.  Edweird   Nov-21-08 06:07 PM   #38 
  - Agreed. Any other claim seems like sad denial.  Occam Bandage   Nov-21-08 06:09 PM   #40 
  - That was my first thought too...  Juniperx   Nov-21-08 07:04 PM   #48 
  - Appealing to guys' insecurity will always be effective marketing.  lurky   Nov-21-08 04:22 PM   #8 
  - If you stuff the can inside your underpants, it IS a girl magnet. n/t  IanDB1   Nov-21-08 04:26 PM   #11 
  - ...  Kahuna   Nov-21-08 04:42 PM   #19 
  - DON'T DO IT! Those cans are COLD this time of year!  Buns_of_Fire   Nov-21-08 05:17 PM   #33 
  - No, Axe uses bits of panther...  awoke_in_2003   Nov-21-08 07:06 PM   #50 
  - I think Warpy is right  JitterbugPerfume   Nov-21-08 04:27 PM   #14 
  - Since he passed out a few weeks earlier for the same reason...  Gwendolyn   Nov-21-08 04:33 PM   #15 
  - I blame the evil sexist chemically corporate hygience companies.  Bornaginhooligan   Nov-21-08 04:40 PM   #18 
  - boy  leftofthedial   Nov-21-08 05:11 PM   #30 
  - I use spray on deoderant.....  Azimov   Nov-21-08 06:03 PM   #37 
  - Yeah, he emptied the can into a t-shirt bag...  jmowreader   Nov-21-08 06:28 PM   #42 
  - Maybe he should have "huffed" a bonghit or two  Tutankhamun   Nov-21-08 06:57 PM   #44 
  - A runner in NJ died a few years ago OD'ing on sports cream  underpants   Nov-21-08 06:59 PM   #45 
  - I swear my son depleted the ozone above our house with his axe spray  kitty1   Nov-21-08 07:24 PM   #52 
  - I hate when I "taste" my deodorant...  Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel   Nov-21-08 08:14 PM   #55 
  - Do they even make that here anymore?  Generator   Nov-21-08 08:23 PM   #58 

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