Volume 27. Fluoride Research 1985

1st Edition

Selected Papers from the 14th Conference of the International Society for Fluoride Research, Morioka, Japan, 12-15 June 1985



Some of the world's leading scientists in fluoride research have contributed to the 49 research and review papers in this book. While different methods for fluoride determination have been known for many years, information concerning the determination of submicrograms of fluoride is lacking. This volume contains articles that describe newly developed techniques used for fluoride determination and their application to the analysis of biological samples. In addition, facts about inorganic fluoride air pollution in several countries and its influence on vegetation, animals, and humans are described. Although the book is primarily directed to investigators in the area of fluoride research, it should be of value to public health officials, medical, dental, and veterinary scientists, ecologists, and environmental scientists.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Analytical Methods for Fluoride. Analytical chemistry and biogeochemistry of fluorine: an historical view (K. Fuwa). Spectrochemical analysis of fluorine by aluminum monofluoride absorption in high temperature (K. Tsunoda et al.). Determination of submicrogram quantities of fluoride by a rapid and highly sensitive method (K. Itai, H. Tsunoda). Plasma emission spectrometry of fluorine and its environmental application (H. Haraguchi). Separation and determination of fluoride ion by highly selective ion-exchange resins (H. Tanaka et al.). Gas chromatographical micro-analysis of fluoride using trimethyl-chlorosilane (Y. Zaima, S. Goto). Determination of fluoride in drinking water by calorimetry with a total-reflection long capillary cell (W. Lei et al.). Determination of total fluorine and ionizable fluorine levels in blood sera: a comparative study of various analytical methods (Y. Bessho et al.). Sampling of hydrogen fluoride by diffusional transport in a circular glass tube coated with sodium carbonate (T. Yanaka). 2. Environmental Fluoride Pollution. Fluoride transport in terrestrial ecosystems around industrial areas (F. Murray). Prospective survey on fluoride contents of rice (S. Sakurai et al.). Fluoride absorption and excretion in human subjects following ingestion of F-contaminated agricultural products (H. Tsunoda, N. Tsunoda). Effects of effluents from a fossil fuel powered generating plant on the health of beef cattle (J.L. Shupe et al.). Dental lesions in cattle and sheep due to industrial pollution caused by coal combustion (F. Riet-Correa et al.). Health effects of a hydrogen fluoride emitting glass fibre plant in The Netherlands (K. Biersteker, J.S.M. Boleij). Fluoride emission from tunnel kilns of tile works (M. Nakao, F. Tanaka). Distribution of fluoride in human bones collected for the evaluation of industrial air pollution (M.A. van den Heede et al.). Dental fluorosis induced by water-born


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