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Deaths from volatile substance misuse fall

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 20 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:122
  1. Samena Chaudhry
  1. BMJ

    New figures released by St George's Hospital Medical School show the lowest number of deaths associated with volatile substance misuse since 1983.

    The report, compiled for the Department of Health, shows that in the United Kingdom 64 deaths were associated with volatile substance misuse in 2000, compared with 75 in 1999. Over half the deaths were associated with gas fuels, mainly butane …

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