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Pesticides

Volume 175: debated on Tuesday 26 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the health implications for humans of chronic exposure to pesticides.

Pesticides are approved for use by Ministers after receiving the advice of the Advisory Committee on Pesticides, which considers all relevant data including the possible effects of chronic exposures. If any significant adverse health effects are a possibility, approval is not recommended.