skeletal fluorosis


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fluorosis

 [floo͡″ro´sis]
a condition due to ingestion of excessive amounts of fluorine or its compounds; see fluoride poisoning.
chronic endemic fluorosis that due to unusually high concentrations of fluoride, usually in the natural drinking water supply, typically causing dental fluorosis characterized by a mottled appearance of the teeth. Combined osteosclerosis and osteomalacia can also occur in occupational exposures to vapors and dust.
dental fluorosis hypoplasia of the dental enamel resulting from prolonged ingestion of drinking water containing high levels of fluoride, manifested by the condition called mottled enamel.
skeletal fluorosis skeletal changes due to long term ingestion of excessive fluoride; they may include hyperostosis, osteopetrosis, and osteoporosis.

skeletal fluorosis

skeletal changes caused by long-term ingestion of excessive fluoride, including hyperostosis, osteopetrosis, and osteoporosis.
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In a study on young children from India, a diet low in calcium was associated with skeletal fluorosis, a more serious outcome than dental fluorosis alone (Khandare et al.
iii) In our experience, as little as 2 ppm fluoride in drinking water taken continuously for more than six months can produce skeletal fluorosis (9).
I or Stage II skeletal fluorosis at any time of life?
Symptoms of skeletal fluorosis include bone pain, tenderness and fractures, according to the EPA.
Large numbers of people in Japan, China, India, the Middle East, and Africa have been diagnosed with skeletal fluorosis from drinking naturally fluoridated water.
Histopathological assessment of endemic skeletal fluorosis and osteomalacia.
The only way to develop skeletal fluorosis is to ingest or inhale too much fluoride.
Crippling skeletal fluorosis has been observed in many parts of the world where the concentration of naturally occurring fluoride in drinking water exceeds 10 ppm.
Cases of crippling skeletal fluorosis, a condition directly caused by fluoride, are exceptionally rare, except in countries of naturally high fluoride levels such as India; but the early stages of the condition could perhaps be triggered by artificially-fluoridated water supplies.
While EPA recognizes that skeletal fluorosis (bone damage) is a risk factor associated with over-exposure to fluoride, HHS has failed to consider or investigate current rates in the U.
On the contrary, numerous studies directly link fluoridation to disease, including skeletal fluorosis, dental fluorosis, thyroid disorders, brain and kidney damage, Alzheimer's disease, lead poisoning, and several rare forms of cancer.
Crippling skeletal fluorosis has been observed in parts of the world where the concentration of naturally occurring fluoride in drinking water exceeds 10 ppm.