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The effects of fluoride on animals and plants in the south Safi zone.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6523125     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fluoride pollution caused by the factories processing natural phosphates 10 km south of Safi affects animals and plants. Fluoride concentrations are 4-10 times higher in contaminated plants than in plants from the non-polluted areas. Fluoride levels of 700 ppm, 280 ppm, 75 ppm, 25 ppm, and 1.6 ppm were found in grass, forage, straw, barley caryopses and drinking water, respectively. The ingestion of polluted plants and the inhalation of fluoride (as gases and dusts) induce a high daily intake in animals which show important signs and lesions of dental fluorosis. Serious toxicity signs were also observed in plants.
M Kessabi; B Assimi; J P Braun
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Science of the total environment     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0048-9697     ISO Abbreviation:  Sci. Total Environ.     Publication Date:  1984 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-03-20     Completed Date:  1985-03-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0330500     Medline TA:  Sci Total Environ     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  63-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Environmental Health
Environmental Pollutants / toxicity*
Fluorides / toxicity*
Fluorosis, Dental / etiology*
Plants / drug effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Environmental Pollutants; 0/Fluorides; 0/Phosphates

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