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Herbicide 2,4,5-T (Dioxin)

Volume 982: debated on Wednesday 2 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry how frequently the Laboratory of the Government Chemist analyses samples of commercial formulations of 2,4,5-T to assess the dioxin content; and how many such tests have been carried out in the last year.

The Laboratory of the Government Chemist receives samples of commercial formulations of 2,4,5-T for assessment of their dioxin content at irregular intervals. In the year ended 31 March 1980, 12 such samples were examined.