HC Deb 23 October 2000 vol 355 c91W
Ms Walley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will set out WHO requirements in respect of(a) monitoring of fluoride levels, and (b) children in receipt of fluoridated milk. [R] [134146]

Yvette Cooper

Reports from the World Health Organisation (WHO) contain valuable information, which can helpfully inform government policy but, unless they are incorporated into United Kingdom law, their status is advisory rather than mandatory. Technical guidance on methods of measurement of fluoride, and their interpretation, and on fluoridation of mild, is included in recent WHO publications such as Technical Report 846 "Fluorides and oral health" (1994) and "Monitoring of renal fluoride excretion in community preventive programmes on oral health" (1999).

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