The British Journal of Psychiatry
Deaths from pesticide poisoning: a global response
J. M. Bertolote, A. Fleischmann, M. Eddleston, D. Gunnell

Abstract

Self-poisoning with pesticides accounts for about a third of all suicides worldwide. To tackle this problem, the World Health Organization announced a global public health initiative in the second half of 2005. Planned approaches were to range from government regulatory action to the development of new treatments for pesticide poisoning. With broad-based support, this strategy should have a major impact on the global burden of suicide.

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