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Tuesday, 19 July 2011

10:00 pm

Photo of Michael Healy-RaeMichael Healy-Rae (Kerry South, Independent)
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Question 463: To ask the Minister for Health his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding the treatment of water; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21245/11]

Photo of Róisín ShortallRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Labour)
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The Irish Expert Body on Fluorides and Health, which was established in 2004, monitors new and emerging issues on fluoride and its effects on health and related matters. The Expert Body advises that the balance of scientific evidence worldwide confirms that water fluoridation, at the optimal level, does not cause any ill effects and continues to be safe and effective in protecting the oral health of all age groups.


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