Year: 1989 Source: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, v.10, no.3, (Sept. 1989), p.221-225 SIEC No: 19900220

Presents data on 329 deaths in Jordan that resulted from poisoning by pesticides from 1973-85. Annual mortality rates due to suicidal & accidental poisoning are 61% & 35.3% respectively. 60.7% of the suicides are 15-24 years of age. Calls for rigorous regulation to minimize high mortality rates from pesticide poisoning. (14 ref)