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Forensic implications of respiratory derived blood spatter distributions.
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PMID:  21216361     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The nature of blood aerosols produced in physiological studies of an upright subject expiring small volumes through straws, spitting and mouthing sounds, and a semi-prone subject spitting through a bloody mouth or snorting through a single nasal orifice and by a simplified physical model of the respiratory system were investigated. Each manoeuvre produced many hundreds of droplets of a range of size, the vast majority being less than 1mm diameter. Droplets under 1mm dia. travelled over 1m - much further than could be expected if their flight was ballistic, like that of impact spatter. Respired blood aerosol properties are explained in terms of established mechanics of airflow shear induced aerosol production and the fluid mechanics of exhaled air movement.
David Denison; Alice Porter; Matthew Mills; Robert C Schroter
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-06-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Forensic science international     Volume:  204     ISSN:  1872-6283     ISO Abbreviation:  Forensic Sci. Int.     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7902034     Medline TA:  Forensic Sci Int     Country:  Ireland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  144-55     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Royal Brompton Hospital and National Heart & Lung Institute, Sidney Street, London SW3 6NT, United Kingdom.
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