Forensic Hair Toxicology and Chloroform Results

Photo Credit:  Curious Expeditions

Photo Credit: Curious Expeditions

Here is a scenario for my questions: Lets say someone repeatedly, several days a week over 8 weeks inhales chloroform, and then they die from an overdose in a small sealed area like a closet or car trunk filled with chloroform vapors.

Can forensics tell if chloroform was used over a period of time? Would chloroform specifically be inside the hair, or just coating it, and can forensics tell the difference?

Can chloroform be found in hair toxicology testing from a body that is found 6 months after death, and has been exposed to the elements?

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