HC Deb 20 June 1974 vol 875 cc215-6W
42. Mrs. Joyce Butler

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the nature of the warning he is sending to importers, wholesalers and retailers in regard to the selling of imported aerosols containing vinyl chloride monomer; and if he will place copies of the appropriate circulars in the House of Commons Library.

Dr. Summerskill

While there is no evidence that such aerosols are manufactured in this country or imported, importers, wholesalers and retailers are being warned through their trade associations not to sell them because they may carry a carcinogenic risk. Individual letters were sent to the associations concerned, and I am sending a copy to my hon. Friend.