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MP Jessica Morden calls for inquiry into sheep dip poisoning

A Welsh MP has called for an independent inquiry into sheep dip poisoning that left hundreds of farmers with debilitating health problems.

Newport East MP Jessica Morden led a debate at Westminster on the use of organophosphate dips during the 1970s and 80s.

Until 1992 it was compulsory to dip sheep to prevent the condition "sheep scab".

Hundreds of farmers like Stephen Forward, from Undy near Caldicot, Monmouthshire, claim it has caused long-term health problems including blackouts and paralysis.

Matt Murray reports.

  • 10 Jun 2015
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