The Chemical Scythe (1997)

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    John Nettles

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    United Kingdom

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Reconstructs the investigations made by former health inspector Peter Tyrer into possibly links between the organophosphates, which are widely used in sheep dips for controlling parasites, and nerve gas. The chemicals have been used for years by British sheep farmers and dozens of people, including Peter Tyrer, have become seriously ill and unfit for work after prolonged exposure to them.

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