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The Division of Environmental Health in the...
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Publications from the Centre

Prevention of suicide with regulations aimed at restricting access to highly hazardous pesticides: a systematic review of the international evidence

Global public health policy on pesticide suicides has focused on improved storage to prevent deaths over the last decade. This review looks at the evidence for the effectiveness of pesticide regulation to remove highly hazardous pesticides and argues that the evidence indicates that regulation will be much more effective than improve storage

Preventing deaths from pesticide self-poisoning - learning from Sri Lanka's success.

This commentary looks at the remarkable success of Sri Lanka in reducing suicide by regulating pesticides, saving 93,000 lives over 20 years

Effectiveness of household lockable pesticide storage to reduce pesticide self-poisoning in rural Asia: a community-based, cluster-randomised controlled trial

Agricultural pesticide self-poisoning is a major public health problem in rural Asia. The use of safer household pesticide storage has been promoted to prevent deaths, but there is no evidence of effectiveness. We aimed to test the effectiveness of lockable household containers for prevention of pesticide self-poisoning.