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Influence of pesticide regulation on acute poisoning deaths in Sri Lanka

Roberts, Darren; Karunaratne, Ayanthi; Buckley, Nicholas; Manuweera, Gamini; Sheriff, M H Rezvi; Eddleston, Michael

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Objectives: To assess in a developing Asian country the impact of pesticide regulation on the number of deaths from poisoning. These regulations, which were implemented in Sri Lanka from the 1970s, aimed to reduce the number of deaths - the majority from

dc.contributor.authorRoberts, Darren
dc.contributor.authorKarunaratne, Ayanthi
dc.contributor.authorBuckley, Nicholas
dc.contributor.authorManuweera, Gamini
dc.contributor.authorSheriff, M H Rezvi
dc.contributor.authorEddleston, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T23:14:18Z
dc.date.available2015-12-13T23:14:18Z
dc.identifier.issn0042-9686
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/88543
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To assess in a developing Asian country the impact of pesticide regulation on the number of deaths from poisoning. These regulations, which were implemented in Sri Lanka from the 1970s, aimed to reduce the number of deaths - the majority from
dc.publisherWorld Health Organization (WHO Press)
dc.sourceBulletin of the World Health Organization
dc.subjectKeywords: carbamate pesticide; endosulfan; methamidophos; monocrotophos; organophosphate pesticide; paraquat; parathion; pesticide; mortality; pesticide; poisoning; regulatory approach; agriculture; article; case fatality proportion; case finding; developing countr Agriculture; Endosulfan/poisoning/supply and distribution; Insecticides, Carbamate/poisoning/supply and distribution; Insecticides, Organophosphate/poisoning/supply and distribution; Legislation; Poisoning/mortality; Safety management; Sri Lanka
dc.titleInfluence of pesticide regulation on acute poisoning deaths in Sri Lanka
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
local.identifier.citationvolume81
dc.date.issued2003
local.identifier.absfor111506 - Toxicology (incl. Clinical Toxicology)
local.identifier.ariespublicationMigratedxPub18263
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationRoberts, Darren, Anuradhapura General Hospital
local.contributor.affiliationKarunaratne, Ayanthi, University of Colombo
local.contributor.affiliationBuckley, Nicholas, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationManuweera, Gamini, Sri Lankan Department of Agriculture
local.contributor.affiliationSheriff, M H Rezvi, University of Colombo
local.contributor.affiliationEddleston, Michael, University of Oxford
local.bibliographicCitation.issue11
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage789
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage798
dc.date.updated2015-12-12T08:38:19Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-0347996118
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