Fluoride Action Network


The contents of T3, T4, TSH, urine fluoride, and urine iodine in 8-12 year-old children [were measured] in endemic fluorosis areas (water fluoride 3.52 mg/L). The results are: T4 content significantly decreased in the blood. T3 and TSH content was significantly elevated, and there is a positive correlation between the ratio and urine fluoride content, showing a degree of inhibition of the function of children’s thyroids in endemic fluorosis areas, and this inhibition effect may be caused by the long-term exposure of children in the endemic area to a high-fluoride environment.

(Translated by Alta Language Services in February 2014, courtesy of Fluoride Action Network)