Organo-phosphate injuries case fails

The Court of Appeal has dismissed a class action taken on behalf ofhundreds of farm workers over the alleged effects of organo-phosphates,saying that the claimants had been unable to prove a link betweensheep-dips and brain injury.

A total of 20 defendant manufacturers of sheep-dip faced claims thatorgano-phosphates, present in their products, had caused farm-workers todevelop neurological problems. The decision was the latest round in alegal battle that began nine years ago.

In 1997, a study

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