Volume 5, Issue 12 And 13 (Spring & Summer 2011)                   IJT 2011, 5(12 And 13): 444-447 | Back to browse issues page

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Noori Sepehr M, Amiri H. Measurement of Fluoride Concentration in Semnan Drinking Water Distribution. IJT. 2011; 5 (12 and 13) :444-447
URL: http://ijt.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-39-en.html
Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Karaj University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran , Hoda.Amiri@gmail.com
Abstract:   (5506 Views)
Background: The existence of fluoride ion in potable water has distinctive effects on human health. Fluoride is attracted by positively charged calcium in teeth and bones due to its strong electro-negativity which results in dental, skeletal, and non-skeletal forms of xuorosis and associated health complaints in children as well as adults.
Methods: Water samples from groundwater used for drinking were collected from different water sources (over 22) and fluoride levels were determined through spectrophotometer, DR/5000 (Hach).
Results: The mean fluoride concentration was 1.14 ppm. The maximum concentration of fluoride recorded was 1.78 ppm while the lowest was 0.85 ppm.
Conclusion: Semnan drinking water is suitable for consumption without any treatment.
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