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A community-based cluster randomised trial of safe storage to reduce pesticide self-poisoning in rural Sri Lanka: study protocol.

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: The WHO recognises pesticide poisoning to be the single most important means of suicide globally. Pesticide self-poisoning is a major public health and clinical problem in rural Asia, where it has led to case fatality ratios 20-30 times higher than self-poisoning in the developed world. One approach to reducing access to pesticides is for households to store pesticides in lockable "safe-storage" containers. However, before this approach can be promoted, evidence is required on its...

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Published
Peer review status:
Not peer reviewed
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10.1186/1471-2458-11-879

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Publisher:
BioMed Central Ltd. Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC public health Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
1
Pages:
879
Chapter number:
ARTN 879
Publication date:
2011-01-05
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EISSN:
1471-2458
ISSN:
1471-2458
URN:
uuid:1cd69fa9-4c39-4e01-9563-3e095cdb67ab
Source identifiers:
205984
Local pid:
pubs:205984

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