Fluoride Action Network


(1) Fluoride concentrations were determined for autopsy samples of rib, sacrum, ilium, vertebra, adhering soft tissue, and rib marrow from a patient suffering from rheumatoid (ankylosing) spondylitis of 10 years’ duration. The fluoride concentrations were not increased above normal levels. In this case, the increased bone density seen in this disease was not the result of increased skeletal fluoride deposition.

(2) A tabular comparison of rheumatoid spondylitis, crippling fluorosis, and metastatic carcinoma is presented.