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Main Title Field and Laboratory Study of Fluoride Uptake by Oysters.
Author Moor, David J. ;
CORP Author North Carolina Water Resources Research Inst., Raleigh.
Year Published 1969
Report Number 20; OWRR-A-030-NC; 05752,; A-030-NC(1)
Stock Number PB-214 378
Additional Subjects ( Oysters ; Fluorides) ; ( Seafood ; Fluorides) ; ( Fluorides ; Toxicity) ; Shellfish ; Absorption(Biology) ; Tissues(Biology) ; Public health ; Ingestion(Biology) ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-214 378 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 17p
The uptake and concentration of fluoride in the tissues of oysters was studied under laboratory conditions. Experimental animals were maintained for up to two months in water fluoride levels of 0.5, 2, 8, 32, and 128 ppm. It was found that oysters did accumulate fluoride at all of the experimental fluoride concentrations except 0.5 ppm which is within the range of natural water fluoride levels. Tissue fluoride levels as high as 100 ppm (dry weight basis) were observed in oysters from 32 ppm water; 30 ppm from 8 ppm water; and 18 ppm from 2 ppm water. Oysters with these higher tissue fluoride concentrations, e.g., 100 and 30 ppm, are believed to represent a potential public health problem if they are consumed in large amounts by the general public.