Kumta butane disaster: A Debriefing Report

Vinod Nayak, Navin Patil, Shankar Bakkannavar, M. Nirmal Krishnan, A. Avinash, Karthik Rao, Raghavendra Rao, Talha Ahmed

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Hydrocarbons are widely distributed in the environment in several compounds, most commonly in petroleum-related products. Butane is one such compound that is arguably one of the most common chemicals found in petroleum and related derivatives. Also, butane is said to be voluntarily inhaled by many for its euphoriant effect. Other than this voluntary exposure, the public may be exposed to the harmful effects of butane in cases of accidental contact. The authors report a case analysis report of a butane disaster (which killed many) that happened in Karnataka.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1197-1199
Number of pages3
JournalResearch Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2016


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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Nayak, V., Patil, N., Bakkannavar, S., Nirmal Krishnan, M., Avinash, A., Rao, K., Rao, R., & Ahmed, T. (2016). Kumta butane disaster: A Debriefing Report. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 7(1), 1197-1199.