Daily Archives: November 30, 2014

Endemic Child Fluorosis at 1.5 mg F/L, India

Vilasrao GS, Kamble KM, Sabat RN. Child Fluorosis in Chhattisgarh, India: A Community-based Survey. Indian Pediatrics 2014 Nov 8;51(11):903-5.

OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence and type of fluorosis among children from randomly selected villages of Chhattisgarh, and its relationship with fluoride levels in drinking water.

METHODS: A community based door-to-door survey was conducted in the sampled villages of seven districts of Chhattisgarh state during the year 2013-14. The field case definitions were used for labelling types of fluorosis. The fluoride concentration in drinking water was estimated by ion selective electrode method.

RESULTS: The prevalence of fluorosis ranged between 12 to 44% in children of surveyed districts. The fluoride levels in drinking water of selected villages were in the range of 0.1-9.0 ppm.

CONCLUSION: Dental and skeletal fluorosis is endemic among children in the surveyed districts of Chhattisgarh State, and is related to drinking water with fluoride content of =1.5 ppm.