Health Implications from Monocrotophos Use: A Review of the Evidence in India

Published By: World Health Organisation | Published Date: January, 01 , 2009

This document is based on a literature review and which was prepared for the Regional Office of South-East Asia. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and WHO have encouraged countries to phase out highly hazardous pesticides. But Monocrotophos is a highly hazardous organophosphate insecticide that is widely used and easily available in India. It is imperative to consider banning the use of monocrotophos, which is one of the main agents used for suicide attempts in the country.

Author(s): World Health Organisation (WHO) | Posted on: Jul 20, 2015 | Views() | Download (275)

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