The use of sodium nitrite for deliberate self-harm, and the online suicide market: Should we care?

@article{Sedhai2021TheUO,
  title={The use of sodium nitrite for deliberate self-harm, and the online suicide market: Should we care?},
  author={Yub Raj Sedhai and Alok Atreya and Soney Basnyat and Prabin Phuyal and Sagar Pokhrel},
  journal={Medico-Legal Journal},
  year={2021},
  volume={90},
  pages={79 - 80}
}
Sodium nitrite is a common household product with a variety of uses such as curing meat, food additive, colouring agent, anti-freezing agent and disinfectant. We report a case of sodium nitrite intoxication for deliberate self-harm and discuss the increasing number of such cases in recent times. 
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