Year: 1987 Source: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, v.16, no.2, (April 1987), p.300-302 SIEC No: 19901075

This study presents the pattern of suicidal poisoning deaths in Singapore, 1975-84. 282 suicidal poisoning deaths investigated at the Dept. of Pathology were analysed. For the 10 yr period, death by poisoning was the 3rd most popular method of suicide. The most common poison used was Paraquat. The results of the study suggest that in view of the lethality of Paraquat & its popularity as a suicidal agent, there is a need for stricter controls to restrict the availability of Paraquat. 2 refs.