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Preventing suicide through pesticide regulation

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-11
Number of pages3
JournalThe Lancet Psychiatry
Volume7
Issue number1
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DateAccepted/In press - 31 Oct 2019
DatePublished (current) - 1 Jan 2020

Abstract

Restriction of access to highly lethal and commonly used suicide methods is one of the few proven approaches available to governments to reduce overall suicide rates. In high-income countries, the approach has largely focused on restricting the sales of, or withdrawing, medicines that are commonly taken in fatal overdoses, restricting access to guns, and making high-risk locations (such as bridges) safer. In low-income and middle-income countries, where pesticides are a common means of suicide, it has focused on government actions to remove highly hazardous pesticides from agriculture.

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