News about pesticide suicides

Govt bans 2,4-D, paraquat in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has issued a diktat prohibiting the use of plant protection products containing paraquat and 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) in Viet Nam.

Pesticide suicide - prevention via locked storage

SwissInfo The use of pesticides to commit suicide presents an unexpected risk to pesticide companies who could potentially face restrictions on the sale of their product. Reducing accessibility could help minimise the risk for all concerned.

Pesticide ban cuts South Korea's high suicide rate - a bit

SEOUL (Reuters) - Jang Chang-yoon was drunk and weepy one rainy night, troubled by debts from his divorce. On a dark impulse, the South Korean waiter bought a bottle of pesticide to end it all with a few toxic swigs.

Taiwan decides to stop using paraquat in an effort to reduce suicides

The Taiwanese Council of Agriculture last month announced that the processing and import of paraquat would be banned from February next year, and its use and sale would be prohibited from February 2019.

Pesticide Poisoning Is The Leading Method of Suicide

For the more than 800,000 people who take their lives each year around the world, pesticide poisoning is the most frequently used method, according to a new report from the World Health Organization ....