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Bans of WHO Class I Pesticides in Bangladesh-suicide prevention without hampering agricultural output

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Pesticide self-poisoning is a major problem in Bangladesh. Over the past 20-years, the Bangladesh government has introduced pesticide legislation and banned highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) from agricultural use. We aimed to assess the impacts of pesticide bans on suicide and on agricultural production.We obtained data on unnatural deaths from the Statistics Division of Bangladesh Police, and used negative binomial regression to quantify changes in pesticide suicides and unnatural deaths fo...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1093/ije/dyx157

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
International Journal of Epidemiology Journal website
Volume:
47
Issue:
1
Pages:
175–184
Publication date:
2017-08-18
Acceptance date:
2017-06-26
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EISSN:
1464-3685
ISSN:
0300-5771
Pubs id:
pubs:858185
URN:
uri:364d9abb-c945-46f6-a143-407b5d91b8e8
UUID:
uuid:364d9abb-c945-46f6-a143-407b5d91b8e8
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pubs:858185
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English
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