Animals: Poisoning

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 30th January 2015.

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Photo of Nick Brown Nick Brown Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne East

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the number of animals which died from consumption of ethylene-glycol based anti-freeze in the last year; and what steps the Government has taken to reduce the number of animal deaths from ingestion of that substance.

Photo of Dan Rogerson Dan Rogerson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

We have no estimate for the number of animals that have died from ingesting anti-freeze. In common with most chemicals supplied for domestic use, anti-freeze is covered by the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations. These require suppliers of dangerous chemicals to give information about the potential hazards to their customers, usually provided on the package itself.

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