Fluoride Action Network


We made an investigation in 157 children, aged 12-13, born and grew up in a coal burning pattern endemic fluorosis area and an experiment on excessive fluoride intake in rat. The results showed:

(1) Excessive fluoride intake since early childhood would reduce mental work capacity (MWC) and hair zinc content:

(2) The effect on zinc metabolism was a mechanism of influence on MWC by excessive fluoride intake;

(3) Excessive fluoride intake decreased 5-hydroxy indole acetic acid and increased norepinephrine in rat brain; whether this is also a mechanism of the influence on MWC awaits confirmation.