HC Deb 04 March 1912 vol 35 c25

asked whether the right hon. Gentleman can give the number of cases of industrial poisoning reported in 1910 to 1912?


The cases of industrial poisoning by lead, mercury, arsenic, and anthrax in factories and workshops notified under Section 73 of the Factory Act numbered, in 1910, 573, of which forty-eight were fatal; in 1911, 755, of which forty-four were fatal; in January of this year, forty-two, of which seven were fatal. There have been no cases of phosphorus poisoning since 1909. Cases of industrial poisoning from other causes and in other industries are not required to be notified to the Home Office.