The effect of drinking water fluoridation on the fluoride content, strength and mineral density of human bone.

@article{Alhava1980TheEO,
  title={The effect of drinking water fluoridation on the fluoride content, strength and mineral density of human bone.},
  author={Esko M. Alhava and Hannu Olkkonen and P Kauranen and T Kari},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica Scandinavica},
  year={1980},
  volume={51 3},
  pages={413-20}
}
The effect of drinking water fluoridation on the fluoride content of human bone, on cancellous bone strength and on the mineral density of bone was studied by analysing 158 autopsy samples of the anterior iliac crest from persons from two different areas. In the samples from the town of Kuopio, where drinking water has been fluoridated since 1959, the fluoride concentrations were considerably higher than in samples from the surrounding area where low-fluoride drinking water is used. The… CONTINUE READING