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Who We Are

The Centre for Pesticide Suicide Prevention at the University of Edinburgh launched in September 2017 with support from an Incubator Grant of the Open Philanthropy Project Fund, on the recommendation of GiveWell, USA.

Staff



Our Initiative



Edinburgh University



An introduction to the Centre for Pesticide Suicide Prevention

Introduction

Little Bottle

The Safe Storage Project

Training in rural shops in Sri Lanka

Udeni: a story of surviving non-lethal pesticide poisoning

Centre for Pesticide Suicide Prevention presents a case study: India

The banning of Highly Poisonous Pesticides in Bangladesh

The regulation of highly poisonous pesticides in China

Dramatisation about the impact of HPP

Dramatisation of stories collected

Ruwini: a story about the dangers of pesticide poisoning in Asia

Our projects



Sri Lanka

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Projects
August 20, 2020

Sri Lanka’s pesticide regulations have contributed to one of the greatest falls in suicide rates ever seen in the world. …



South Africa

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Projects
August 20, 2020

At the end of 2019 and start of 2020, CPSP’s researcher Maxine Brassell obtained data from all three sites and began establishing a picture of the …



Nepal

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Projects
July 21, 2020

CPSP’s initial project in Nepal is coming to an end in August 2020. In collaboration with the Nepal Public Health Foundation [TBA]…



India, Maharashtra

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Projects
July 20, 2020

CPSP works in Maharashtra to collect data regarding insecticide poisoning deaths across regions of the state. …

Project we support



Bangladesh

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Partner Projects
September 22, 2020

Effectiveness of calcium channel blockade for organophosphorus and carbamate pesticide poisoning …



Sri Lanka

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Partner Projects
August 20, 2020

Suicide attempts (self-poisoning) with pesticides is a major problem in rural Asian communities….



Malaysia

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Partner Projects
August 20, 2020

Pesticide poisoning is the 2nd most common method of suicide in Malaysia. A national paraquat ban was announced in 2002 but rescinded…



India EHA

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Partner Projects
August 20, 2020

Prevention of Pesticide Suicide Poisoning through awareness and education activities by active involvement of key …


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countries banned paraquat

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countries banned endosulphan

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countries banned monocrotophos

Activities



Data Collection re Health & Agricultural Effects of Pesticides (& Bans) to Inform Regulators

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Activities
July 17, 2020

CPSP works to identify pesticides responsible for most harms if ingested, provide this information to the pesticide regulators to guide their policy making and regulatory decisions, and then observe the effect of these changes on suicides and other effects of pesticides. In 2020-2021, CPSP will continue to cooperate with partners in India and Nepal, and……



Pesticide Regulation of HHP

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Activities
July 17, 2020

A key aim of CPSP’s work on pesticide regulation is to increase capacity for effective pesticide regulation at national level. CPSP aims to increase its work outside of Nepal and India by engaging with regional pesticide regulation bodies, for example the Coordinating Group of Pesticide Control Boards of the Caribbean (CGPC), the Southern African Pesticide……



Agronomy, Alternatives to HHP, and Communication

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Activities
July 17, 2020

Removing highly hazardous pesticides from agriculture requires cultural change, including movement to integrated pest management and agroecology methods which preserve natural predators while minimising pesticide use. We support these efforts in a modest way, always trying to identify pivotal points where modest investment of time, people or funds offers the potential for significant impact….



International Governance, particularly within United Nations

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Activities
July 17, 2020

Component parts of the United Nations working on highly hazardous pesticides (FAO, WHO, UNEP) provide technical advice to countries and offer the most effective route to international change and impact, particularly through governing bodies: the World Health Assembly and FAO Conference. CPSP works with the WHO and FAO looking at suicide prevention (WHO) and pesticide……



Clinical Management of Poisoned Patients

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Activities
July 17, 2020

Bans of HHP will not prevent all suicidal deaths if patients are treated by doctors as if they have ingested potentially lethal pesticides, since treatment for these patients can be hazardous in its own right. We will therefore work with the World Health Organisation to develop international and then national guidelines for the management of……

News


A New Strategy to Reduce Suicide by Pesticide Poisoning

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News
February 25, 2021

LAST SEPTEMBER, a teenage girl in a village in southern India ended her life after an argument with her family. She had been reprimanded by her father for misplacing the papers she needed to take the entrance test to medical school. Distraught, she swallowed pesticide that her father, a farmer, kept for use on crops. Consuming……


Prevention of pesticide suicides and the right to life: The intersection of human rights and public health priorities

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News
January 18, 2021

Abstract Suicide by pesticide ingestion is one of the three most common global means of suicide, causing over 150,000 deaths each year. The majority occur in rural agricultural communities, where pesticides are readily available to small-scale farmers and their families in poor under-resourced households. In addition to enormous individual, communal and societal suffering, as well……


Pesticide suicides reduce post 2011 ban on endosulfan

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News
December 29, 2020

MUMBAI: India’s 2011 ban on endosulfan may have contributed to almost 30,000 fewer suicides by ingestion of pesticide, suggests a recent analysis. Researchers estimated what suicide rates may have been in 2011-14 based on the previous years’ trends, and then compared those projections to the actual numbers for that period. They found 20,146 fewer male and 8,418……


STATES MUST STOP EXPORTING UNWANTED TOXIC CHEMICALS TO POORER COUNTRIES, SAYS UN EXPERT

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News
July 20, 2020

Press Release – States must stop exporting unwanted toxic chemicals to poorer countries says UN expert.pdf GENEVA (XX July 2020) – The practice of wealthy States exporting their banned toxic chemicalsto poorer nations lacking the capacity to control the risks is deplorable and must end, a UN expertsaid today, with the endorsement of 35 fellow……


SUBMISSION TO THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT IN SUPPORT OF THE 27 PESTICIDES BAN

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News
July 3, 2020

RECOMMENDATIONS BANNING INSECTICIDES_June2020 (1).pdf Indian and international scholars provide evidence in support of the proposed pesticide ban…


GOVERNMENT PLANS TO BAN 27 PESTICIDES

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News
May 27, 2020

Government plans to ban 27 pesticides “We have released the draft gazette notification for banning these pesticides. Companies may give their objections and representations within 45 days from May 14 before the final notification is issued after review of their objections,” said an agriculture ministry official, who did not wish to be identified. New Delhi:……


GOVERNMENT PLANS TO BAN 27 PESTICIDES

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News
May 27, 2020

Government plans to ban 27 pesticides “We have released the draft gazette notification for banning these pesticides. Companies may give their objections and representations within 45 days from May 14 before the final notification is issued after review of their objections,” said an agriculture ministry official, who did not wish to be identified. New Delhi:……


FIRMS MAKING BILLIONS FROM ‘HIGHLY HAZARDOUS’ PESTICIDES, ANALYSIS FINDS

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News
February 28, 2020

The world’s biggest pesticide companies make billions of dollars a year from chemicals found by independent authorities to pose high hazards to human health or the environment, according to an analysis by campaigners.The research also found a higher proportion of these highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) in the companies’ sales in poorer nations than in rich……


DEMAND FOR ANIMAL FEED IS DRIVING THE HAZARDOUS PESTICIDE INDUSTRY, DATA REVEALS

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News
February 25, 2020

Commodity crops grown mainly for animal feed are a driving force in the global market for hazardous pesticides, analysis of exclusive agrochemical industry data has found.Unearthed and the Swiss NGO Public Eye obtained and analysed more than $23bn of pesticide sales data from 2018 from leading agribusiness intelligence firm Phillips McDougall, in which we identified……


SUICIDE WATCH

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News
January 15, 2020

Michael Eddleston is a professor of Clinical Toxicology at the University of Edinburg with over two decades of experience in suicide by ingesting pesticide. He is also the director of Centre for Pesticide Suicide Prevention and was recently in Nepal as a principal investigator of a research analysing self-poisoning in the country. Excerpts of his……

Publications


M Eddleston pesticide suicide prevention publications 2017-19

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Publications by CPSP and partners
September 7, 2020

Dhanarisi J, Shihana F, Harju K, Mohamed F, Verma V, Shahmy S, Vanninen P, Kostiainen O, Gawarammana I, Eddleston M. A pilot clinical study of the neuromuscular blocker rocuronium to reduce the duration of ventilation after organophosphorus insecticide poisoning. Clinical Toxicology 2019, in press. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15563650.2019.1643467 Arya V, Page A, Gunnell D, Dandona R, Mannan H,……


Suicide by pesticide poisoning in Taiwan, the impact of bans on toxic pesticides, and potential prevention strategies: a pilot study

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Other Pulications
September 2, 2020

<div class=”wp-block-file”><a href=”http://centerpsp.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Taiwan_202001-Final-report_-2-for-the-website.pdf”>Final report </a><a href=”http://centerpsp.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Taiwan_202001-Final-report_-2-for-the-website.pdf” class=”wp-block-file__button” download>Download</a></div>
<div class=”wp-block-file”><a href=”http://centerpsp.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Taiwan-report-2-202008-Final-report-for-website.pdf”>Final report of the 2nd extension</a><a href=”http://centerpsp.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Taiwan-report-2-202008-Final-report-for-website.pdf” class=”wp-block-file__button” download>Download</a></div>…


Suicide risk and prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Other Pulications
September 2, 2020

<p><a rel=”noreferrer noopener” href=”https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(20)30171-1/fulltext” target=”_blank”>https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(20)30171-1/fulltext</a></p>…


Are we missing a lifesaving opportunity?

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Publications by CPSP and partners
September 2, 2020

<p><a href=”https://idronline.org/are-we-missing-a-lifesaving-opportunity/” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener”>https://idronline.org/are-we-missing-a-lifesaving-opportunity/</a></p>…


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

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Publications by CPSP and partners
September 2, 2020

<p><a href=”https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28807587/”>https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28807587/</a></p>…


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

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Publications by CPSP and partners
September 2, 2020

<p><a href=”https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28619217/”>https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28619217/</a></p>…


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

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Publications by CPSP and partners
September 2, 2020

<p><a href=”https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28807536/”>https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28807536/</a></p>…


Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

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Other Pulications
September 2, 2020

<p><a rel=”noreferrer noopener” href=”http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=21306&LangID=E” target=”_blank”>United Nations Human Rights press release</a></p><br>
<p><a rel=”noreferrer noopener” href=”https://documents-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/G17/017/85/PDF/G1701785.pdf?OpenElement” target=”_blank”>Full report</a></p><br>
<p><a rel=”noreferrer noopener” href=”https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/07/un-experts-denounce-myth-pesticides-are-necessary-to-feed-the-world” target=”_blank”>Newspaper report</a></p><br>
<p><a rel=”noreferrer noopener” href=”http://www.srtoxics.org/2017/03/pesticides-right-food/” target=”_blank”>UN Special Rapporteur On Human Rights & Toxics</a></p>…


FAO programme on obsolete pesticides

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Other Pulications
September 2, 2020

FAO Programme on Obsolete Pesticides…


FAO/WHO on highly hazardous pesticides

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Other Pulications
September 2, 2020

FAO/WHO JMPM Guidelines on HHPs Description of the FAO work with Mozambique on HHPs Report of the FAO work with Mozambique…