The early impact of paraquat ban on suicide in TaiwanShu-Sen Chang, Chien-Yu Lin, Ming-Been Lee, Lih-Jong Shen, David Gunnell & Michael Eddleston
Pesticide ingestion is a leading method for suicide worldwide. Paraquat is a highly lethal herbicide when ingested. We assessed the impact of the first-stage ban on the import and production of paraquat (from February 2018) on suicides by pesticide poisoning in Taiwan. Suicide data by method (pesticide vs. non-pesticide), pesticide (paraquat vs. non-paraquat), and area/sex/age were extracted from the national cause-of-death data files (2011–2019). Negative binomial regression was used to estimate changes in suicide rates...
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