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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2017, Volume : 10, Issue : 1
First page : ( 309) Last page : ( 310)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2017.00063.4

Assessment of Fluoride Concentration in Ground Water in Madurai District, Tamil Nadu, India

Dr. Kumar R. Pradeep1,*, Ms. Vijayalakshmi B.2

1Reader, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Velappanchavadi, Chennai, 600077

2Intern Saveetha Dental College, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Velappanchavadi, Chennai, 600077

*Corresponding Author E-mail: drrpradeepkumar@yahoo.co.in

Online published on 29 April, 2017.

Abstract

Ground water forms a major source of drinking water in urban as well as in rural areas. The water need is met mainly from tanks, tube wells and dug wells. The aim of this study is determination of fluoride content in ground water in certain areas of Madurai district. Ground water(bore well) samples were collected from 5 areas of Madurai district. The level of fluoride in water is calculated using ion exchange method. The result was compared with WHO recommended limit of fluoride-1.5mg/l. Due to the high concentration of fluoride, dental fluorosis was also identified in people residing in that area.

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Keywords

Fluoride, Ground water, water quality.

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