FAIRY WARNING: Stop peddling old EU myths

UKIP MEP Margot Parker ANL-151009-172156001
UKIP MEP Margot Parker ANL-151009-172156001
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Is this the best that UKIP MEP Margot Parker can come up with? A rant about Fairy liquid (Readers’ View, Spalding Guardian, August 27)? It’s unbelievable.

If she had taken the trouble to check before writing her letter, she would know that washing-up liquids already have printed safety warnings and have done so for a long time.

This is not an EU directive, but home-grown common sense, with special regard to the safety of children

The bottle of lemon washing-up liquid on my kitchen shelf, from a popular supermarket, says the following: “Warning – causes serious eye irritation. Keep out of reach of children. Wash hands thoroughly after handling. People with sensitive skin should avoid prolonged contact with the product. Do not ingest.”

This is not an EU directive, but home-grown common sense, with special regard to the safety of children.

Dishwasher liquid is much stronger than washing-up liquid, and a safety warning is even more appropriate.

It’s a chemical product, so the addition of a clear warning symbol seems a good move – well done, the EU. So please, Margot, stop peddling those tired old EU myths.