in children from localities in Paraguay with high levels of fluoride in waters for human consumption.
The prevalence and severity of fluorosis
are directly related to the quantity of F ingested; According to Fejerskov et al.
becomes a cosmetic concern particularly if it affects the anterior teeth.
An excessive fluoride intake causes fluorosis
in teeth and bones .
This study is to measure the prevalence of dental fluorosis
and dental caries in the population residing in an area with a high and normal level of fluoride in drinking water and to find whether high fluoride level in drinking water is more protective for dental caries or a risk factor for dental fluorosis
"This has had a severe impact on the lives of people in this poor community, causing crippling skeletal fluorosis
, chronic pain and poor cognitive development in children.
class="shnbodyCONFINED TO WHEELCHAIRAccording to the World Health Organisation, control of drinking water quality is critical in preventing fluorosis
Dr Ibiyemi stated that fluorosis
causes white or brown discolouration or spots on the enamel, or tooth surface and the effects can range from minor colour changes to surface irregularities of the teeth.
The affected people who formed themselves into Fluorosis
Vimochna Samiti (Struggle Committee against Fluorosis
) have been raising their issues at various forums under the leadership of their president K Subhash and NRI Foundation chairman N Sudheer.
Existence of fluoride rich soil and ground water resources due to volcanic nature or via industrial pollution and intake of vegetation growing in such environments may end up with health problems related with fluorosis
. Some countries have such regions where people live in areas in the catchment of volcanic mountains.
[USA], Nov 14 ( ANI ): A simple colour-changing test to detect fluoride in drinking water could in the future prevent the crippling bone disease, skeletal fluorosis
, in developing countries such as India and Tanzania.