Banning highly hazardous pesticides saves the lives of young people, particularly females, in low- and middle-income countries.

Lisa Scholin, Michael Eddleston, Duleeka W Knipe, Piumee Bandara, Aastha Sethi

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Pesticide self-poisoning is a public health problem mostly affecting low- and middle-income countries. In Sri Lanka, India and China suicide rates have reduced among young people, particularly females, following highly hazardous pesticides (HHP) bans. This success story requires attention to encourage more research on differential effects of HHP bans.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2249
JournalBMC Public Health
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2023

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Bans
  • Pesticide
  • Prevention
  • Self-poisoning
  • Suicide

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