Who commissioned the review by David Rae of the MRC/IEH on Organophosphates in 1997/1998

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Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

1. Please can you advise me of the name of the person from the Department for Health who contracted or commissioned the MRC (David Rae - IEH) to write the review on Organophosphates published in 1998?

2. Can you explain why this action was taken when the long-term health effects arising from low-level exposure to organophosphates had been known as far back as 1951 as shown in the Zuckerman report (link attached), had also been included the HSE MS17 published in 1980 and 1987 and when Guy’s Hospital Toxicology Unit had confirmed numerous cases of farmers with chronic injury caused by organophosphates?

Yours faithfully,

Trudie Dadd (Mrs).

Department of Health and Social Care

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Dear Ms Dadd,

Please find attached the Department of Health and Social Care's response
to your recent FOI request (our ref: FOI-1443443).

Yours sincerely, 

Freedom of Information Team
Department of Health and Social Care

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