Fluoride Action Network


Since 1958 the Department of Medicine, Patiala, has been actively engaged in epidemiological, clinical amd biochemical studies of endemic fluorosis in Punjab, one of the most highly endemic areas in the world. Extensive data on dental, skeletal and neurological aspects of fluorosis have been fully reported in our earlier studles (1-5). The object of the present communication is to evaluate the role of various lectors associated with F toxicity. Even where F levels in the water are identical, variations in the incidence of F
intoxication clearly point to the existence of causative factors in addition to fluoride.