Letter to decline PCR testing at work, produced with references provided by Ellie Grey of Power to the People:
Dear (Managers name),
You have recently told me that I am now required to consent to weekly PCR testing at work, to determine my SARS-CoV-2 status.
This letter is to inform you that I decline consent to the same for ethical and other reasons which I set out below.
1. Physical and mental Health concerns.
It is now a well established fact that the PCR testing swabs are sterilised in Ethylene Oxide . This is a Group 1 Carcinogen, which means it is a potent cancer causing chemical . Short term exposure to ethylene oxide can also cause eye and upper respiratory tract irritation, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, headache, dizziness, malaise, fatigue, muscle weakness, and signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy . I am unwilling to subject myself to such health hazards and neither should I have to.
If I test positive, this is likely to be a false positive as the PCR test is highly inaccurate . However, a positive result would mean that I and my entire family would have to self isolate for 10 days. This would adversely affect the mental health of myself and my family, which has already been compromised during the last year. I regret that neither myself nor my family would be able to mentally cope with what could potentially be reoccurring isolations due to ongoing testing
2. Contractual concerns
My contract of employment with you does not s...[ Click here for full document ]