THE dismissive remark by the Government chemical products registrar John Mollison (reported in The Examiner 24 Sep) that levels of atrazine found in the Rubicon River are “not enough to cause people to jump up and down about human health” is typically patronising and in my opinion irresponsible.

There are many people who will jump up and down in frustration with a government which allows the existence in our waterways of a substance banned in many European countries and which has a demonstrated association with many types of cancer.

Just to make it clear to Mr Mollison (who, to be charitable, has missed the point), the reason the European Union has withdrawn support for atrazine is because it is unsafe at any level. Or has Mr Mollison another explanation for the EU decision?

Yours sincerely,
Mike Bleaney
St Helens