News about pesticide suicides

Global policies for suicide prevention should focus on national pesticide bans

Global policies on access to highly hazardous pesticides – commonly ingested in acts of self-poisoning and suicide in rural Asia – should focus on national bans, rather than safe storage, according to two studies in The Lancet and The Lancet Global Health journals.

  0 Paraquat poisoning kills 1,000 people in Vietnam every year

VietNamNet Bridge Doctors from Bach Mai Hospital in Ha Noi have reported at least one patient everyday hospitalised due to herbicide poisoning, popularly known as paraquat poisoning.

Govt bans 2,4-D, paraquat in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has issued a diktat prohibiting the use of plant protection products containing paraquat and 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) in Viet Nam.

Pesticide suicide - prevention via locked storage

SwissInfo The use of pesticides to commit suicide presents an unexpected risk to pesticide companies who could potentially face restrictions on the sale of their product. Reducing accessibility could help minimise the risk for all concerned.

Pesticide ban cuts South Korea's high suicide rate - a bit

SEOUL (Reuters) - Jang Chang-yoon was drunk and weepy one rainy night, troubled by debts from his divorce. On a dark impulse, the South Korean waiter bought a bottle of pesticide to end it all with a few toxic swigs.