HC Deb 13 May 1948 vol 450 c245W
89. Mr. Janner

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that sodium selenate insecticide, used by horticulturists in this country, is dangerous to humans, causes the hair to fall out and the nails to drop off and leads to sterility; and whether he proposes to take any steps to control its use.

Mr. G. Brown

Yes, I am aware of the toxic properties of sodium selenate. So far as I know, the horticultural use of this chemical in this country has been confined to experimental work, but I am making further inquiries and I am consulting the other Government Departments concerned as to what steps are necessary to control its use.

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