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Fluorosis: Disease Profile

Fluorosis is a crippling and painful disease caused by intake of fluoride. Fluoride can enter the body through drinking water, food, toothpaste, mouth rinses and other dental products; drugs, and fluoride dust and fumes from industries using fluoride containing salt and or hydrofluoric acid.

Fluorosis can occur as

  • Water-borne Fluorosis (Hydro Fluorosis)
  • Food-borne Fluorosis
  • Drug and Cosmetic induced Fluorosis
  • Industrial Fluorosis

Fluorosis can affect young and old; men and women alike.

Fluorosis occur as

  • Dental Fluorosis
  • Skeletal Fluorosis and·
  • Non-skeletal Fluorosis

Fluorosis is a public health problem required to be managed by both Medical and Public Health Engineering Professionals (i.e Water Supply Implementing Agencies).

The information provided shall be of immense value to:

  • Medical and Dental Professionals
  • Public / Patients
  • Public Health Engineers and Water Chemists
  • Researchers and Scientists
  • Policy Makers and Administrators

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