1. Monitoring of fluoride concentration in karera and narwar blocks of shivpuri district, india: correlation with physicochemical parameters.
Authors : Dr Meena Mourya, Dr Manisha Sonel
Pages : 16-19
DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.21172/1.72.503Keywords : Fluoride, Dental Fluorosis, Skeletal Fluorosis, ground water. Abstract :
Fluoride concentration in ground water samples was determined in 10 villages of Shivpuri district, M.P., India. 30 samples were collected and analysed for fluoride content along with pH, electrical conductivity, total dissolved solids (TDS), total hardness, total alkalinity, chlorides, magnesium, nitrates and iron. Fluoride concentration in the groundwater sample of these villages was found to vary between 1.22 to 4.9 mg/l. The high fluoride concentration in the ground water could be a major source of fluoride in water since the geological formation of this area consists of fluorite and Fluor apatite. The population of the study area especially village Hatheda and Dumduma seems to be severely affected by fluorosis. Dental and skeletal fluorosis and deformation of bones especially in adults were observed in the study area which indicates the excess fluoride concentration.