Time to test People for the potentially carcinogenic horsemeat drug "Bute"
Despite the reckless assurances given by Government Officials, that any horsemenat that entered the foodchain is safe, despite authorities not knowing where it came from, the proper course now must be to test people for traces of "Bute".
Bute whose chemical name is phenylbutazone, is a drug frequently administered to horses, and it is illegal to administer phenylbutazone to humans.
The least people, who have been decieved in eating horse meat, are entitled to is some proper assurance that they have not become contaminated or poisoned by phenylbutazone a potentially cancer agent in the human body, or that they can determine their level of contamination in order to seek appropriate medical care.
Horses treated with Bute are not fit for human consumption. It is only right that people who have been contaminated, who do not work with horses, should be identified now so they can be compensated if they suffer adverse consequences at a later date.
There is great concern in the UK about the issue so it seems that there is reason for grave concern in Ireland too.
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