Health: Folic Acid — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:52 pm on 24th February 2014.

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Photo of The Countess of Mar The Countess of Mar Deputy Speaker (Lords) 2:52 pm, 24th February 2014

My Lords, does the Minister agree that there is an equal conundrum with adding fluoride to water? Her Majesty’s Government seem to be quite happy that fluoride should be added to water, yet there is a possibility of overdose if people have fluoride tablets, fluoride toothpaste and all sorts of other things. What is the difference between that and folates?