HC Deb 02 March 1989 vol 148 c282W
186. Mr. Redmond

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if, pursuant to his answer of 31 January,Official Report, columns 202–04, he will identify the medical advisers who agreed the aluminium standard in drinking water treatment plants; and what was the limit they set.

Mr. Moynihan

The Department took advice from medical advisers on the staff of the chief medical officer. In formulating their advice they took note of the views of the committee on the medical aspects of the contamination of air, soil and water (CASW). Limits were set individually for each supply zone up to a highest three-monthly mean of 1,200 microgram per litre and an absolute maximum of 3,500 micrograms per litre.

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