Fluoride Action Network


Results are reported of a comprehensive investigation into fluoride levels in drinking water and other environmental characteristics, and their relation to endemic fluorosis, in Hohhot Region, Inner Mongolia.


Hohhot has three counties including 45 townships. In 28 townships are located 412 villages which are the fluorosis endemic regions. The people threatened by fluorosis are 310,000 in number. Of these it is estimated that 246,015 suffer from fluorosed teeth (over 79%) and 41,235 have skeletal fluorosis (13.3%).