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Occurrence of endemic fluorosis in human population of North Gujarat, India: human health risk.
In the present study, forty villages in Mehsana district and thirteen villages in Banaskantha district were surveyed and the effects of waterborne fluoride were investigated. Parallel studies were also conducted in Ahmedabad city (non-fluoride endemic area) population which was considered as control to compare the changes occurring due to consumption of high water borne fluoride […]
Clinical study of effect of high fluoride on the function of the pancreatic islet’s B cells.
Fluoride & Insulin
Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that is responsible for maintaining appropriate levels of glucose in the blood. Insulin allows the body’s cells to take up glucose from the blood, and either use it as an energy source or store it as glycogen. Blood glucose levels in diabetics are not properly regulated, either […]
Fluoride was definitively identified as an endocrine disruptor in a 2006 report by the U.S. National Research Council of the National Academies (NRC). This report states: In summary, evidence of several types indicates that fluoride affects normal endocrine function or response; the effects of the fluoride-induced changes vary in degree and kind in different individuals. […]