Fluoride Action Network


To investigate the degree of myocardial damage resulting from endemic fluorosis, electrocardiograms of 136 skeletal fluorosis patients from an endemic fluorosis area were compared with electrocardiograms of a control group of 40 normal patients from a non-endemic fluorosis area. The results show that fluoride in drinking water consumed over time is harmful not only to bones and teeth but also to the cardiovascular system, and confirm the urgent need to lower the fluoride content of drinking water in endemic fluorosis areas.