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Should children be protected from carcinogens (group 1, 2A and 2B) in school?

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porridgeandberries Wed 05-Dec-12 14:05:58

I wondered whether children should be protected from carcinogens when in school? Does anyone know what the law says about schools exposing children to a carcinogen or possible carcinogen if the child's parents are unhappy about this and don't give their consent?

MerryLindor Sun 09-Dec-12 15:14:46

Either state exactly the issue you have with the school or stop wasting our time.

What are you objecting to exactly?

JenaiMathis Sun 09-Dec-12 15:11:02

Years ago I had rich boyfriends at public school who were taught to drink whiskey in their masters' studies.

Is that it?

Pyrrah Sun 09-Dec-12 15:03:31

Is it a secondary school that allows the 6th form to have a glass of wine at formal dinners?

Bobyan Sat 08-Dec-12 22:44:07

First post OP?

drjohnsonscat Fri 07-Dec-12 22:38:29

Is this about a school handing out cigarettes to 5 year olds? They should not do that.

annh Fri 07-Dec-12 22:31:15

Is this about Wi-fi again?

stargirl1701 Fri 07-Dec-12 18:02:35

I would start with asbestos. Most schools in UK have it as a fire retardant. It's the ceiling and walls of my school.

lljkk Fri 07-Dec-12 17:59:09

What's this about free booze? I want to go to the school that OP's kids attend.

adeucalione Thu 06-Dec-12 10:17:18

Are you talking about something carcinogenic in a school lunch, maybe processed meats?

JenaiMathis Thu 06-Dec-12 08:26:34

So OP, what actually are you on about?

mummytime Thu 06-Dec-12 06:01:26

My DS may have access to Tea and Coffee, but he is in sixth form. He actually makes tea and coffee for teachers once a week (voluntary service thing) so could sneak some there if he wanted.

I know of no school allowing pupils to imbibe alcohol, and they have very strict procedures to avoid it. They do allow its use in chemical labs, but under strict supervision. The chemicals allowed in school are highly restricted compared to my day, and risk assessment is more rigorous.

OP I still have no idea as to what you are going on about.

sashh Thu 06-Dec-12 03:58:16

One primary school I attended handed out milky coffee at morning break in the winter.

TwllBach Wed 05-Dec-12 18:34:35

Shit, am I not supposed to be giving them whiskey to warm them up in the morning? And I give them coffee after break too, otherwise how do they stay awake for the rest of the day??

JenaiMathis Wed 05-Dec-12 18:27:34

If children are routinely consuming booze at this school, surely the carcinogenic properties of alcohol would be the least of your worries confused

AvonCallingBarksdale Wed 05-Dec-12 17:46:08

What sort of alcohol are the children being given, OP? Rum and coke, V&T, or handwash confused

wannabedomesticgoddess Wed 05-Dec-12 17:42:16

Very strange thread.

nextphase Wed 05-Dec-12 17:36:36

No, nano TiO2 is classed as a possible carcinogen IN POWDER FORM. So it is the workers exposed to possible ground TiO2 dust who MAY be at risk (see here for example.
Quite apart from the fact nearly all producted TiO2 isn't actually nano scale, your not in the at risk catagory, unless the kids are taken to a factory. So it IS media hype which has distored the facts.

I'd missed the alcohol line sorry. But I'd be objecting to schoold giving my kids alchol for may reasons other than the one you've mentioned!

I think I'd also be commenting on the regular availability of tea and coffee at school, but mine are preschool, so that would be a primary school reaction. I wouldn't object if it was a one off such as a traditional english afternoon tea, or french breakfast.

MrsHoarder Wed 05-Dec-12 17:28:48

If the substance in question has passed British safety standards then there is no reason for the school to restrict it (unless age restrictions apply). 100% of people who die of cancer have inhaled nitrogen.

If you tell us what the substance in question is then we can judge whether it should be in the school or not. If its overcooked school dinners then you may have a point.

And as for the 1 in 3 people being expected to develop cancer, this is actually as success for medical science rather than being anything wrong with our society: it is simply that we are living long enough to get cancers and know that it is cancer that causes a death when previously it would be unexplained.

TwasTheDawnDeeforeXmas Wed 05-Dec-12 17:28:47

OP - you seem to be being deliberately vague as to what your problem is. If you want any considered responses or suggestions please tell us what exactly this school are giving the pupils.

usualsuspect3 Wed 05-Dec-12 17:25:18

Does your school serve Irish Coffee at the Breakfast club?

usualsuspect3 Wed 05-Dec-12 17:24:40

I don't think schools give the pupils alcohol and coffee TBH.

MissCellania Wed 05-Dec-12 17:23:54

I'm pretty sure children are not routinely given alcohol in school. What on earth are you waffling about?

porridgeandberries Wed 05-Dec-12 17:22:25

It is for the school which our one feeds into. Alcohol in beverages is what is listed on IARC.

TheFallenMadonna Wed 05-Dec-12 17:18:44

A school giving alcohol to pupils?

noblegiraffe Wed 05-Dec-12 17:15:18

Alcohol hand wash?

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