Health fears renewed with cypermethrin ban

Tasker, Johann
June 2006
Farmers Weekly;6/9/2006, Vol. 144 Issue 23, p14
Trade Publication
This article discusses the concerns of pesticide safety campaigners toward the health of British farmers following a ban on cypermethrin in 2006. The ban on cypermethrin sale imposed by the Veterinary Medicine Directorate (VMD) leaves farmers to use organophosphate sheep dips which have been blamed for causing health problems. Pesticide manufacturers were told by the VMD that cypermethrin would remain suspended until they provided a further risk assessment and make recommendations enabling farmers to use the product in an environmentally acceptable manner.


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