DDT on Christmas Island

Waiting for an internal review by Ministry of Defence of their handling of this request.

Dear Ministry of Defence,

DDT was sprayed from a light aircraft to combat infestation from flies and mosquitos due to the insanitary conditions in work and living conditions, during the British Nuclear Tests.
DDT was later banned worldwide under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants--as it was highly dangerous to human beings.

Please advise :-
1. The number of participants who were later awarded a War Pension for DDT poisoning and-
2 . The numbers from each of the three services individually.

Yours faithfully,

arthur boyd

correspondence@mod.ecase.gsi.gov.uk on behalf of Miss Rebecca Coles, Ministry of Defence

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Dear Mr Boyd,

Please find attached our response to your recent enquiry.

Regards

DBS Secretariat

Dear [email address] on behalf of Miss Rebecca Coles,

Human Health Harms
The science on DDT's human health impacts has continued to mount over the years, with recent studies showing harm at very low levels of exposure. Studies show a range of human health effects linked to DDT and its breakdown product, DDE:

breast & other cancers
male infertility
miscarriages & low birth weight
developmental delay
nervous system & liver damage

Yours sincerely,

arthur boyd

Dear [email address] on behalf of Miss Rebecca Coles,

When will you be in a position to reply?

Yours sincerely,

arthur boyd

Dear [email address] on behalf of Miss Rebecca Coles,

Please refer for Internal review

Yours sincerely,

arthur boyd

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