Fluoride Action Network


Endemic fluorosis is a systematic disease. We investigated the serum free fluoride, thyroid hormones and TSH concentrations in 37 cases. Significantly lowered serum T4 and T3 and increased TSH were found in patients. Patients’ serum rT3 concentrations were not significantly different from the controls. Significant negative correlations were found between serum free fluoride concentrations and T3 concentrations or T3/T4 ratios. We proposed that fluoride intoxication might decrease the thyroid function and suggested the method of prevention and treatment of this condition.