Year: 1998 Source: Veterinary and Human Toxicology, v.40, no.1, (February 1998), p.42-44 SIEC No: 19981085

A retrospective study at the Poison Control Center of Costa Rica describes the pattern of pesticide poisoning that occurred during 1996. A total of 1274 exposures were reported. There were 284 suicide attempts, 193 by males & 91 by females. Education of the users of pesticides & the community in general is essential to creating an awareness of the toxicity of these agents & to reduce morbidity cases. (9 refs.)