Deaths from pesticide poisoning: a global response

 Bertolote, José Manoe, Alexandra Fleischmann, Michael Eddleston, and D. Gunnell. "Deaths from pesticide poisoning: a global response." The British Journal of Psychiatry 189, no. 3 (2006): 201-203.


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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