The sale of tablets and chewing gum with fluoride in them is expected to be prohibited in Belgium later this summer.

Belgian health ministry spokesman Tom Ruts said that the country was responding to the risk that they might cause osteoporosis, reported Reuters. However, the ban would not be extended to toothpaste with fluoride, as this protects teeth from decay.

Belgium would be the first EU country to implement such a ban. It is slated to come into force by the end of August.