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Tinplaters' Health. I .HOME OFFICE INQUIRY. I The HomeOffiüe have appointed Dr Collis, one of their medical experts, to inquire into and, if possible, ascertain the cause of a somewhat mysterious disease which is said to affect men engaged in. the manufacture, of tin- platos iii South Wales and Gloucestershire. Dr. Collis has been instructed to medically examine 1000 men engaged in the industry, and he will begin his investigations within the course of the next few days. The Hoine Office has issued circulars to the whole of the employers in the trade, asking ior their assistance and co-operation, as it is the intention of Dr. Collis to pay surprise visits to the various works, select men on the spot, and at once examine them. The action of the Home Office is the outcome of represen- tations made to them by a number of Trade Unions, and the latter are advising their mem- hers to help in every possible way. The object of the investigation, is to discover whether the flux used in the tinning process .in tite finishing department contains anv poisonous substanco, and to what extent it affects the health of the men. At present jt is not known whether the flux itself is the real cause of the disease; or whether it, is traceable to other influences. The men affected com- plain ot severe pains in the chest, and diffi- culty of breathing, accompanied by some amount of wasting, It has frequently been found that when the wind is blowing in par- ticular directions menaro suddenly taken ill, and have to cease work. It is believed that the present investigation may result in tin- plate workers being included in an amending clause of the industrial diseases section of the Compensation Act. I We feel sure that local tinplaters will wel- come the inquiry. V-

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