Fluoride Action Network


Fluoro-osteopathy has been described in four clildren aged 6 or above, These observations contrast with the concept that skeletal fluorosis cannot develop prior to 10 to 20 years of high fluoride intake. The pathogenesis and the mechanism underlying the causation of this disease is discussed on the basis of the occurrence of skeletal fluorosis in growing children, Since skeletal fluorosis is a preventable disorder, it is important to either recognize it or consider it in the differential diagnosis of each bone and joint disease in a child residing in an endemic area.