Study on Fluoride Content in Groundwater of Newai Tehsil in Tonk District Located in Rajasthan and Its Impact on Human
AbstractFluoride in drinking water produces divergent health effects on the consumer. Various technologies are being used to remove fluoride from water but still the problem has not been solved to that extent such that the technology may become popular among poor rural people of India. In the present study attempts have been made to determine fluoride concentration in groundwater of Newai Tehsil of Tonk district which is located in the eastern part of Rajasthan and its impact on people of different age groups of this area. Fluoride concentration in ground water of this area has been found much more than the permissible limit (1.5mg/l) of drinking water. Substantial dental fluorosis and skeletal fluorosis in the form of mottling of teeth, deformation of ligaments, bending of spinal column and ageing problem have been found very common among more than 60% people of this area. Social responsibilities lead us to undertake the present study such that on the basis of experimental data, the user of ground water of this area may be educated on the issue of severe health problem and comparatively better alternative may be suggested. Keywords: Fluoride, Fluorosis, Ion-Selective Electrode.
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