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Police (Pollution Hazards)

Volume 886: debated on Wednesday 12 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what medical studies have been made of the ingestion of lead pollutants by policemen on traffic duty in (a) central London, (b) central Birmingham, and (c) central Manchester.

None that we are aware of. My right hon. Friend is advised by his Chief Medical Officer that police officers on traffic duty are not considered to be exposed to any hazard to health from lead pollutants.