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Occupational Lung Cancer

Volume 113: debated on Monday 30 March 1987

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asked the Paymaster General what investigations are under way to establish the risk of lung cancer in the manufacture of those chromate chemicals other than zinc, calcium and strontium chromates recently the subject of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council report on occupational lung cancer.

The Industrial Injuries Advisory Council in its review considered the evidence for lung cancer risk in the manufacture of chromates was limited to the zinc, calcium and strontium compounds. The Health and Safety Executive is not carrying out or funding research on other chromates.