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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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Background
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.

Methods
We did a community-based, cluster-randomised controlled trial in a rural area of North Central Province, Sri Lanka. Clusters of hou...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1016/s0140-6736(17)31961-x

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Pearson, M More by this author
Metcalfe, C More by this author
Jayamanne, S More by this author
Gunnell, D More by this author
Weerasinghe, M More by this author
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Publisher:
Elsevier: Lancet Publisher's website
Journal:
The Lancet Journal website
Volume:
390
Issue:
10105
Pages:
1863-1872
Publication date:
2017-08-11
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
Pubs id:
pubs:724139
URN:
uri:52daee2a-dcea-498b-ba2e-bbc1741d04c0
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uuid:52daee2a-dcea-498b-ba2e-bbc1741d04c0
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pubs:724139
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English
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