15 April 1998
MAFF hears of 1,254 cases
of OP poisoning

THE Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF) has had a total of 1,254 cases of organophosphate (OP) poisoning reported to its Suspected Adverse Reaction Surveillance Scheme since 1995.

Some 602 of those reported are suspected to have been caused by sheep dip.