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Carcinoma Causes

Volume 982: debated on Tuesday 1 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what research has been carried out by his Department into a possible connection between fluorescent lighting and carcinoma; and if he will make a statement.

The main Government-funded body supporting research into cancer is the Medical Research Council from funds provided by the Department of Education and Science and the Health Departments. Government funds also support research at the Universities and hospital medical schools.I am not aware of any research which has been or is being undertaken into a possible contention between fluorescent lighting and carcinoma in animals or man; nor am I aware of sufficient evidence of such a connection to ask that research be initiated.If my hon. Friend has any information on this I should be glad to know of it.