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Sheep dip patients deserve better care

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 14 November 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1339
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Medical services have failed to respond adequately to the distress and severe symptoms of people exposed to sheep dip containing organophosphates, according to a report published this week by the UK Royal Colleges of Physicians and Psychiatrists.

    Patients who complain of ill health after contact with organophosphate sheep dip should be taken seriously and treated sympathetically–instead of being ignored and mismanaged as they have been in the …

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