Fluoride Action Network

Abstract

This case of a patient with chronic fluoride intoxication, extensive osteosclerosis, and fluorotic radiculomyelopathy is believed to be the first reported froni the United States. The development of advanced fluorosis in this patient exposed to drinking vater with less than 4 ppm of fluoride was unusual and with probably a consequence of his excessive water intake.

Prolonged polydipsia may he hazardous to persons who live in areas where the levels of fluoride in drinking water are not those usually associated with significant fluorosis.