International Journal of Trichology

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 148--150

Hair as biomarker of fluoride exposure in a fluoride endemic area and a low fluoridated area


Nalini Parimi1, V Viswanath2, Bina Kashyap3, Pavan Uday Patil2 
1 Department of Public Health Dentistry, St. Joseph Dental College, Eluru, India
2 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sibar Dental College, Guntur, India
3 Department of Oral Pathology, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Aim: The aim of the present study was to determine whether hair could be used as biomarker of fluoride exposure. Materials and Methods: The study was carried out on 30 people living in an endemically fluoridated area and a low fluoridated area. Samples of hair from the occipital were taken and subjected to fluoride analysis by a fluoride ion electrode. Results: Lower fluoride levels in water supplies correlated with lower levels of fluoride in hair and more over higher fluoride levels in water correlated with higher levels of fluoride in hair. A direct relationship was evident between fluoride levels in water supplies and concentration of fluoride in hair (P < 0.01). Conclusions: The results of the present study indicate hair can be used as an indicator of fluoride exposure.


How to cite this article:
Parimi N, Viswanath V, Kashyap B, Patil PU. Hair as biomarker of fluoride exposure in a fluoride endemic area and a low fluoridated area.Int J Trichol 2013;5:148-150


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Parimi N, Viswanath V, Kashyap B, Patil PU. Hair as biomarker of fluoride exposure in a fluoride endemic area and a low fluoridated area. Int J Trichol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2022 Aug 14 ];5:148-150
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