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Number of deaths from volatile substance misuse is falling

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 04 August 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:252
  1. Helen Barratt
  1. BMJ

    The number deaths in England and Wales associated with the misuse of volatile substances has gradually dropped over the past 10 years, latest figures have shown.

    The total number of deaths annually fell from a record high of 152 in 1990 to 73 in 1999. Deaths due to gases, aerosols, and similar substances account for 1 in 60 of all deaths in teenagers aged 15 …

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