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Inquiry questions long term effects on health of Camelford incident

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 03 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:275
  1. Kunal Khanna
  1. London

    It is unlikely that the chemicals involved in the 1988 Camelford water contamination incident in Cornwall caused any long term effects on health, says a report published last week.

    The report, by a subgroup of the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment, a scientific committee that advises the Food Standards Agency and the Department of Health, says it found no conclusive link between the incident and the chronic symptoms and diseases reported.

    However, the subgroup has recommended further work …

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