HC Deb 10 February 1964 vol 689 cc4-5W
Captain Kerby

asked the Minister of Health what precise and conclusive chemical tests are available to determine whether a human being might be suffering from chronic fluoroacetate poisoning, bearing in mind that a negative test for fluoride in the bone tissue of the reported human case will not provide evidence that chronic poisoning is non-existent; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Braine

None; but my right hon. Friend is advised that certain tests may justify the inference that an organofluoride compound had been present. He is not, however, aware of any case of chronic fluoroacetate poisoning of a human being.

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