1978 March: Melton (Vic). Pesticides of concern: 2,4,5-T, 2,4-D

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Yarram Baby (Conservation Council of Victoria – Pumpkins Poisons and People July 1978

The State Government yesterday appointed a 12-man committee to probe child abnormalities and birth defects in the Yarram area in South Gippsland…

In State Parliament, Mr Billing (Lib, Springvale) asked the Assistant Minister for Health, Mr Jona, to include the Melton area in the investigation.

Mr Billing said there had been an increase in abnormalities in the Melton area in the past two years…