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Fluoride

Volume 77: debated on Friday 26 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services why it has not been considered appropriate for the chemicals normally used to add fluoride ion to the public water supply to be submitted to the Committee on Safety of Medicines and if he will make a statement.

[pursuant to his reply, 26 February 1985, c. 140]: I am advised that this substance when used as an addition to the public water supply has not been regarded as a medicinal product and the only other basis on which it might be referred to the Committee on Safety of Medicines is on the question whether an order should be made applying the provisions of the Medicines Act to that substance.