Bone Morphology of Weanling Rats from Dams Subjected to Fluoride
Femurs of weanling rats from third-pregnancy litters of dams given 150 ppm fluoride in the drinking water were examined by light- and scanning-electron microscopy. Under the conditions of the experimental procedure, no pathological changes were seen in the femurs as a result of maternal ingestion of fluoride. These results indicate that the amount of fluoride crossing the placenta and mammary gland was insufficient to produce significant morphological changes in the bones of 3-week-old rats.
Ream, L. J.,
Scott, J. N.,
& Pendergrass, P. B.
(1983). Bone Morphology of Weanling Rats from Dams Subjected to Fluoride. Cell and Tissue Research, 233 (3), 689-691.