Brick tea fluoride as a main source of adult fluorosis.

  title={Brick tea fluoride as a main source of adult fluorosis.},
  author={Jin Cao and Yan Zhao and Jianwei Liu and Ruoden Xirao and Sangbu Danzeng and Dawei Daji and Yu Ting Yan},
  journal={Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association},
  volume={41 4},
An epidemiological survey was conducted in Naqu County, Tibet in September 2001 to investigate the manifestations of fluorosis in adults caused by the habitual consumption of brick tea. Profiles were obtained for the total daily fluoride intake, environmental fluoride levels and average urinary fluoride concentration, and a physical examination and a skeletal radiographic study were conducted. One hundred and eleven 30-78-year-old adults were enrolled. It was found that the fluoride level of… CONTINUE READING


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