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Cleaning Fluids

Volume 884: debated on Monday 13 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if any discussions have taken place with manufacturers of cleaning fluids about possible dangers and abuse in the use of these products; and if she will make a statement.

Many products, including some cleaning fluids, which are safe in normal use can be harmful if their vapours are deliberately inhaled. There have been consultations with some sections of the trade about this dangerous practice and we are seeking the advice of the Health Education Council on ways of discouraging it.