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Fluoride And Kidney Disease

Volume 31: debated on Friday 12 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what evidence he has that the presence of fluoride in drinking water is a potential problem in kidney disease; and what steps he intends to take in the light of such evidence.

The Royal College of Physicians, when reviewing the literature on fluoridation, considered various allegations of harm to health from fluoridation, and in its report, "Fluoride, Teeth and Health" (Pitman 1976) stated that no symptomatic cases had been reported in patients using kidney machines where these had been supplied with water containing fluoride at one part per million. The report also concluded that there was no evidence that fluoridated water could cause or aggravate renal damage. The Department knows of no sound evidence published since that report to change this conclusion.