Third inquiry plays down impacts of Camelford drinking water incident

Hundreds of people in the Camelford area of north Cornwall who believe their health was impaired by Britain's worst drinking water pollution incident are likely to have drawn little solace from the third official inquiry into its health impacts.1 Insufficient data on personal exposures to the pollution and a lack of robust epidemiological evidence led the inquiry to discount most of the alleged health effects - though further studies are recommended.

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