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Skeletal Fluorosis in Populace of Deoli Tehsil (Tonk District), Rajasthan, India

K. S. Meena, Kanta Meena, R. K. Gunsaria



Fluorosis is a slow, progressive, crippling malady, which affects every organ, tissue and cells in the body and results in health complaints having overlapping manifestations with several other diseases. Fluoride contents enter into the body by water, food, fluoride dust, air fumes, drugs, cosmetics, industrial fluoride and neighbourhood. The consumption of fluoride in high level of 1.5 ppm leads to cases of skeletal fluorosis. For this purpose, 130 samples were collected from different villages of Deoli Tehsil, (Tonk), Rajasthan, during the month of May– June 2009 in clean polyethylene bottles. The fluoride concentration along with physico- chemical parameters in drinking water samples was determined by using standard techniques. In the present study, 80% villages are having higher fluoride concentration than WHO (1– 1.5 ppm) permissible limit. The population, who resided in such areas, had skeletal fluorosis.

Keywords: Fluorine, skeletal fluorosis, Deoli area

Cite this Article
Meena KS, Kanta Meena, Gunsaria RK.
Skeletal Fluorosis in Populace of Deoli
Tehsil (Tonk District), Rajasthan, India.
Journal of Water Pollution & Purification
Research. 2017; 4(3): 24–28p.

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