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Screen Camelford residents, researchers say, after woman's death linked to poisoned water supply

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 27 April 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:992
  1. Kaye McIntosh
  1. London

    Researchers investigating the death of a woman in 2004 from a rare form of Alzheimer's disease, which has been linked to the poisoning of the drinking water supply in a town in south west England, are calling for all local residents to be monitored for any signs of impaired cognitive function (Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry 2006 doi: 10.1136/jnnp.2005.086553).

    But local heath officials say that the health of local people is already under review. North and East Cornwall Primary Care Trust's director of public health, Denis Cronin, told the BMJ, “When you …

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