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Recent Research 46: Fluorosis from brick-tea

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    PFPC Daily - February 23, 2005 Cao J, Liu JW, Tang LL, Sangbu DZ, Yu S, Zhou S, Yu Y, Qu HY - Dental and early-stage skeletal fluorosis in children induced by
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      PFPC Daily - February 23, 2005

      Cao J, Liu JW, Tang LL, Sangbu DZ, Yu S, Zhou S, Yu Y, Qu HY -
      "Dental and early-stage skeletal fluorosis in children induced by
      fluoride in brick-tea" Fluoride 38(1):44-47 (2005)

      Fluorosis from brick-tea was discovered during the last decade in
      western and northern parts of China. Dental fluorosis has a high
      prevalence among children in these brick-tea endemic areas, but
      skeletal fluorosis does not normally become apparent until adulthood.
      In July 2002 we examined 132 primary school children, age 8 to 13
      years, in a low-fluoride area of Naqu County, Tibet, and found that
      111 of the children (84.1%) had dental fluorosis from drinking
      traditional brick-tea. Among these 111 children, 96 (86.5%) were
      found by radiological examination to have developmental skeletal
      abnormalities in the wrist. We view these findings as warning signs
      of early-stage skeletal fluorosis indicating that dental fluorosis in
      children should be considered more than a matter of cosmetic concern.

      SEE ALSO:

      Study: Today's Kids At Greater Risk For Wrist Fractures
      http://www.theindychannel.com/health/2962396/detail.html

      An increase of wrist fractures in older women living in fluoridated
      areas was reported in a study by Phipps et al.:

      Phipps KR, Orwoll ES, Mason JD, Cauley JA - "Community water
      fluoridation, bone mineral density, and fractures: prospective study
      of effects in older women" BMJ 321(7265):860-4 (2000)
      http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/321/7265/860
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