Fluoride Action Network


43 potroom workers (aluminium industry) with fluorosis have been compared with 18 foundry workers of the same age, but who had never been exposed to fluorides. Clinical examination revealed a higher incidence of articular pain and limitation of motion in the exposed group. The diagnosis of fluorosis is not only clinical but calls for other investigations such as urinary fluoride determination, bone radiology and, above all, bone biopsy for fluoride determination, histology and microradiography.