The biological effects of fluoride were investigated on rats fed pure spring water (natural F- concentration = 0.2 ppm) or spring water enriched with NaF to result 0.8, 1.1 or 2.2 ppm F- during 180 days. The main effects of fluoride have been:
1. Electrocardiographic recordings showed a significant reduction of the electrical systole (QTc).
2. Body weight gain was unaffected by the treatment.
3. Bivalent cations (Ca2+, Mg2+ and Zn2+) were importantly reduced in adrenals, ventricular myocardium, and bone.
4. Na+ concentration was strikingly increased in aorta, lung, and joint of treated animals.
5. In testis, we observed Ca2+ and Na+ retention.
6. Zinc ions were depleted in most tissues, except kidney and submandibular salivary gland.
Our results revealed that chronic administration of fluoridated water does influence systemic biochemical homeostasis in rats, without evoking any overt sign of fluorosis. Moreover, the definition of a “safe” concentration of F- in public w [abstract cut short]
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Effect of fluoride on enzymes from serum, liver, kidney, skeletal and heart muscles of mice.
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Review of the Bartlett-Cameron survey: a ten year fluoride study.
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Clinical and hygienic evaluation of the combined effect of vibration and fluoride in humans
By L. Ya. Tartatovskaya, G.N. Samokhvalova, A.G. Antropov Medical Science Centre of Prophylactics and Protection of the Health Workers in Industrial Enterprises, Ekaterinburg, Russia. The study of the combined action of vibration and intense noise, muscular loads and cooling has made it possible to assess the probability of the development of vibration
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