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DIY warning for wooden pallets as ‘highly toxic’ treatment used – key stamp to look for


The process was also found to pose health risks to the operatives applying the gas treatment.

In 2010, the UK Health Protection Agency, now Public Health England, stated: “If exposed to methyl bromide, the potential adverse health effects that may occur depend on the way people are exposed and the amount to which they are exposed.

“Inhalation of methyl bromide causes abdominal pain, headache, confusion, memory loss, dizziness, drowsiness, painful eyes and blurred or double vision.

“In severe cases, kidney and liver damage, heart problems, fits and coma may occur.



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