Fluoride in Groundwater and Dental Fluorosis in Rameswaram Area, Tamil Nadu, Southern IndiaV. Sivasankar1* and T. Ramachandramoorthy2
- *Corresponding Author:
- V Sivasankar
Department of Chemistry
Thiagarajar college of Engineering (Autonomous)
Madurai – 625015, Tamil Nadu, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received November 03, 2011; Accepted November 26, 2011; Published November 29, 2011
Citation: Sivasankar V, Ramachandramoorthy T (2011) Fluoride in Groundwater and Dental Fluorosis in Rameswaram Area, Tamil Nadu, Southern India. J Environment Analytic Toxicol 1:110. doi: 10.4172/2161-0525.1000110
Copyright: © 2011 Sivasankar V, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The fluoride content in 419 groundwater samples from different sources in Rameswaram area, Southern India was determined in addition to the other physico-chemical parameters. From the results, it was evaluated that about 15% of the groundwater samples were found to contain the F content greater than the WHO recommended limit of 1.5 mg/l. The dental fluorosis survey among the school children also revealed that the percentage of boy victims was greater than the girl victims. The correlation values between Total Alkalinity (TA) and Fluoride (F) is evident for the leaching of Fluoride into the groundwater of the study area.