HC Deb 15 December 1936 vol 318 c2288W

asked the Home Secretary whether the inquiry in the prevalence of dermatitis among french polishers has been completed, and whether any action is contemplated?


Yes, Sir. The results confirmed the view that french polishing is one of the occupations specially liable to give rise to dermatitis and that the most practical remedy is increased education of the workers in care of the skin. A great deal has been done to this end, but the question of taking further steps, including strengthening the law, to reduce this disease, is under consideration.