§ Mr. Heddle
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what study the Health and safety Executive has made of the harmful side effects of the accidental inhalation of organophosphorous insecticide from aerial spraying; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Waddington
The Health and Safety Executive continually monitors the available evidence on all health effects of occupational exposure to organophosphorous insecticides including those resulting from accidental inhalation after aerial spraying. Each case that comes to the attention of the executive in which poisoning by organophospherous insecticides is suspected is individually investigated. It is the executive's view that the results of these investigations do not suggest that the aerial spraying of such compounds represents a serious health hazard.