Mineral content of water and food in fluorotic villages and prevalence of dental fluorosis

@article{Bhargavi2004MineralCO,
  title={Mineral content of water and food in fluorotic villages and prevalence of dental fluorosis},
  author={V. Ratna Bhargavi and Arjun L. Khandare and Kodali Venkaiah and G. Sarojini},
  journal={Biological Trace Element Research},
  year={2004},
  volume={100},
  pages={195-203}
}
The fluoride (F), calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), zinc (Zn), copper (Cu), and phosphorus (P) content in potable water and food samples (cereals, pulses, and vegetables) from endemic and nonendemic villages for fluorosis were analyzed. It was found that the F content in water was significantly higher (p<0.01) in endemic villages (4.20±1.6 ppm) than control villages (0.63±0.15 ppm), whereas the Ca, Cu, and Mg contents were found to be significantly lower (p<0.05) in endemic villages compared to… CONTINUE READING
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