Grenfell biomonitoring ‘would scare residents’, says government

The government has rejected MPs’ calls to monitor human contamination from the Grenfell Tower fire, ban hazardous substances from food packaging and introduce a labelling system for chemicals in consumer products.

The response to this summer’s report into toxic chemicals in everyday life from the Commons’ Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) was released this morning, to coincide with the publication of the official report into the disaster, despite being ready since mid-September.

In common with experts and residents, the MPs had recommended that a “comprehensive biomonitoring programme for local residents” be established as soon as possible, “including specific monitoring for the effects of exposure to fire effluents”.

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