Public faces ‘low risk’ after chemical attack, health officials insist


Health officials insist public safety has not been compromised in Salisbury despite a warning from the doctor who oversaw the development of the nerve agent used in the attack on a Russian double agent.

Dr Vil Mirzayanov was a director of Russia’s chemical weapons institute in the 1980s when the novichok, or “newcomer” class of nerve agents were synthesised.

He told Sky News that anyone exposed to even tiny traces of the substance used to attack Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia could face long-term health risks.

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Source: Sky News.