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January 7, 1956

STUDY OF CHILDREN DRINKING FLUORIDATED AND NONFLUORIDATED WATERQUANTITATIVE URINARY EXCRETION OF ALBUMIN AND FORMED ELEMENTS

JAMA. 1956;160(1):21-24. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02960360023005
Abstract

• Boys from a community where the water is fluoridated were compared as to physical status with boys from a community where the water was known to be deficient in fluorides. The sample from each community consisted of 100 boys 12 years of age. Special attention was given to the quantitative excretion of albumin, red blood cells, and casts, in order to detect possible effects on the kidneys.

Although the children of Newburgh, N. Y., have now been exposed to fluoridated drinking water for about eight years, the boys examined did not differ significantly from the Kingston, N. Y., boys as to the incidence of abnormal urinary findings.

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