GTN Patches

December 15, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF have been advised of number of unexplained explosions at crematoria in the UK.  It seems that they have been caused by the presence of a Glyceryl Trinitrate Patch  (GTN) skin patch present on the deceased.  Glyceryl Trinitrate is a variation of TNT, which explains the explosions and should be removed prior to cremation.  The matter has been referred to the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) who it is hoped will make a statement in the not too distant future.

Meanwhile, Funeral Directors are advised to ensure that the deceased are inspected and if a skin patch is present to ensure it is removed.  To view what the patches look like, click here: image_gtn_patches

SAIF will publish further information as it becomes available.

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