Wednesday, June 23, 2004

India News > Fluoride in water takes its toll in Assam (FEATURE):

"Unfortunately, fluorosis has no cure. The only way out is prevention at an early stage. Initial symptoms are sporadic pain and stiffness of joints, which escalates into chronic joint pain, arthritis and calcification of ligaments.

Fluoride can enter the human body through food, toothpaste, mouth rinses and, of course, more swiftly through drinking water. A colourless and odourless natural pollutant, fluoride comes in contact with the groundwater via erosion of fluoride bearing rock minerals. "