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Posted Thu Jul 15 2010: from Wall Street Journal:
A Pesticide Plan to Prevent Suicide
In the wake of a spate of suicide cases, Chinese health-care professionals are pushing a nationwide "pesticide control" plan to reduce the public's access to the deadly chemicals. While the series of employee suicides at Hon Hai (a.k.a. Foxconn) dominated the news recently, several other unusual incidents have also drawn attention to the issue of suicide in China. Early this month, five students in Shaanxi province made a death pact to drink a poisonous herbicide together in a local temple one morning. A passerby spotted them in time and none died... Pesticides are used by 58 percent of the roughly 287,000 Chinese who take their lives each year, according to statistics from the Beijing Suicide Research and Prevention Center cited in a recent China Daily article.
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'Doc Michael says:
Sounds to me like they're just taking a short cut.
Pesticides, herbicides... all the -cides... are causing diseases and environmental destruction everywhere.

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