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FOI 2023 33 - Cancer Incidences


Information Requested:

A chemical company called Kernick and Son dealt with chemicals like Napthalenes/Agricultural Chemicals/General Chemicals/Mineral Acids etc.
I am trying to find out if you collate data on persons who have been diagnosed with cancer in that area during this time period as it was a primarily residential neighborhood with this company in the middle that were producing/storing chemicals. If so can I obtain a breakdown of what type of cancers have been diagnosed and in what proximity to the company they were. 


Information provided for the answer:

Thank you for your recent request dated 08th March 2023.

Public Health Wales do not hold this data, you may wish to contact Cardiff and Vale University Health Board who may be able to assist with your request. 

I have provided their contact details below.

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board










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