Fluoride Action Network


The Assam region of NE India has been recognized only recently as a fluoride-affected area. Surveys indicate that one-seventh of the 700,000 people in the Karbianglong district of Assam have either dental or skeletal fluorosis. The high concentration of fluoride in the water resources in some localities such as the Ramsapathar (>20.6 mg/L) and Lungnit (>15.4 mg/L) areas of the district are of great concern. In this report we present available information concerning the waterborne fluoride scenario of Karbianglong.