Sheep being dipped © Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) report detailing concerns about farmers being poisoned by organophosphate (OP) sheep dip has been destroyed, admits the government agency. Campaigners believe the document – dating from 1990 – could reveal how much the government knew about the likely effects of the toxic chemicals on human health. Farmers were required by law to use OPs to dip sheep until the 1990s – but many did so without protective clothing. Sufferers of OP poisoning are now […]
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