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Title: Acute fluoride poisoning associated with an on-site fluoridator in a Vermont elementary school

Abstract

On August 30 1980, an outbreak of minor illnesses consisting of nausea and vomiting affected 22 individuals attending a farmers market at a school. Illness was associated with the consumption of beverages made from school water (Xc2 . 65.6, p less than .0001); analysis of the water showed high levels of fluoride (1,041 mg/l). The most likely source of the contamination was the school fluoridator, which had accidentally been left on continuous operation.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Vermont Department of Health, Burlington
OSTI Identifier:
6601672
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6601672
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Am. J. Public Health; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 72:10
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; FLUORINE; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; BEVERAGES; DRINKING WATER; EPIDEMIOLOGY; FLUORINATION; MAN; NAUSEA; TOXICITY; VOMITING; WATER TREATMENT; ANIMALS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; ELEMENTS; FOOD; HALOGENATION; HALOGENS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; MAMMALS; NONMETALS; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PRIMATES; SYMPTOMS; VERTEBRATES; WATER 560306* -- Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology-- Man-- (-1987); 552000 -- Public Health

Citation Formats

Vogt, R.L., Witherell, L., LaRue, D., and Klaucke, D.N. Acute fluoride poisoning associated with an on-site fluoridator in a Vermont elementary school. United States: N. p., 1982. Web. doi:10.2105/AJPH.72.10.1168.
Vogt, R.L., Witherell, L., LaRue, D., & Klaucke, D.N. Acute fluoride poisoning associated with an on-site fluoridator in a Vermont elementary school. United States. doi:10.2105/AJPH.72.10.1168.
Vogt, R.L., Witherell, L., LaRue, D., and Klaucke, D.N. Fri . "Acute fluoride poisoning associated with an on-site fluoridator in a Vermont elementary school". United States. doi:10.2105/AJPH.72.10.1168.
@article{osti_6601672,
title = {Acute fluoride poisoning associated with an on-site fluoridator in a Vermont elementary school},
author = {Vogt, R.L. and Witherell, L. and LaRue, D. and Klaucke, D.N.},
abstractNote = {On August 30 1980, an outbreak of minor illnesses consisting of nausea and vomiting affected 22 individuals attending a farmers market at a school. Illness was associated with the consumption of beverages made from school water (Xc2 . 65.6, p less than .0001); analysis of the water showed high levels of fluoride (1,041 mg/l). The most likely source of the contamination was the school fluoridator, which had accidentally been left on continuous operation.},
doi = {10.2105/AJPH.72.10.1168},
journal = {Am. J. Public Health; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 72:10,
place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {10}
}