Year: 1986 Source: Human Toxicology, v.5, no.1, (January 1986), p.51-52 SIEC No: 19870168

During 1980 the relationship between the moon phases and 1187 cases of self-poisoning in Oslo was studied. In contrast to a previous report from India, no significant correlation was found between the full moon and self-poisonings. In Western countries the aetiology of self-poisoning is too complex to be explained by speculative “human tidal waves”.