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Cancer scare prompts damp-proof course withdrawal

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Manufacturer Anderson has decided to withdraw its pitch-polymer damp- proof course in response to cancer fears highlighted by the Health and Safety Executive, but rival manufacturer Ruberoid Building Products has decided not to follow suit.

Anderson was reacting to advice from the hse that these products carry pitch on their surfaces which can cause skin cancer. 'Although the risk can be reduced by wearing gloves and protective clothing, we believe it is our duty as a responsible supplier to design dangerous health hazards out of our products,' said Dr Roy Jenkins, Anderson's managing director. But Ruberoid argues that the testing method used by hse is flawed. 'When used under normal site conditions in accordance with Ruberoid's recommendations, Hyload dpc [Ruberoid's product] presents a negligible risk to health,' it said.

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