Suicide fad threatens neighbours, rescuers

Truscott, Amanda
August 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/12/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 4, p312
Academic Journal
The article reports that the Japan National Police Agency moved to shut down the website listing the recipe for creating a deadly hydrogen sulfide gas used in suicides in Japan. The gas which forms a cloud that affects neighbors and rescuers, has often cause massive evacuation. A 14-year old girl had used the gas after learning its production from the website. More than 180 people have died since March 2008 as a result of inhaling the fumes. The toxicity of the gas was likened to hydrogen cyanide which blocks oxygen from binding and stopping cellular respiration.


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