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Flashcards in Fluoride Deck (10):
1

is it a trace element, vitamin, or mineral? Fluoride

trace element

2

is it a trace element? Fluoride

yes

3

what is its function? Fluoride

structural component of bones and teeth

4

what can it reduce if taken while teeth are growing and by how much %? Fluoride

reduce dental caries by 50%

5

what are the four toxicity symptoms? Fluoride

fluorosis (staining of teeth), joint stiffness, brittle bones, rats died b/c tooth grew back into jaw bone

6

what are its dietary sources? Fluoride

fluoridated water, tea

7

what can it reduce if taken while teeth are growing and by how much %? Fluoride

reduce dental caries by 50%

8

at what level does the toxicity symptom of fluorosis occur? Fluoride

8 ppm

9

what level is in Austin's water supply? Fluoride

0.8 ppm

10

what are its dietary sources? Fluoride

fluoridated water, tea