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Carcinogens: Regulation

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 156628, tabled on 22 February 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the Government will give the National Institute for Health Protection responsibility to monitor, research and propose restrictions on potentially harmful chemicals suspected as risk factors in causing cancer.

Answered on

25 February 2021

The Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards (CRCE) in Public Health England supports the Government’s policy on chemicals by providing advice on harmful effects. ‘The future of public health: the National Institute for Health Protection and other public health functions’ published on 15 September 2020 confirmed that the responsibilities of the National Institute for Health Protection will include the functions of the CRCE.

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care
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