Industrial Waste: Health Hazards

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 28th April 2021.

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Photo of Rosie Cooper Rosie Cooper Labour, West Lancashire

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the effect on health of exposure to industrial waste; and what steps the Government is taking to minimise exposure to potential ingestion of contaminated industrial waste.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care regularly discusses a broad range of health issues with Cabinet colleagues. The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs are the lead Government department for contaminated industrial waste and consult with experts on matters related to ingestion.

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