International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2019, Vol. 5 Issue 1, Part D
Fluoride level in drinking water in Angul district of Odisha and its impact on health: A brief review
AUTHOR(S): Bhupen Acharya, Nigamananda Jyotish and Priyadarsini Mohapatra
ABSTRACT:Drinking water we take must be as safe as practicable. The ground water the major resource gets badly polluted due to human interferences. Fluoride is the major chemical pollutant in the drinking water. As per WHO the fluoride limit allowed is 1.5/L. Angul district located in Odisha is having high concentration of fluoride. The health impact of fluoride was reviewed using search engines to inform the medical professional and to suggest Government for remedial measures. Including some beneficial effects of fluoride like dental carries it has many toxic effects as the concentration level is more than necessity. Angul district is drastically concerned by fluorosis. 07 blocks of the district are confronting fluoride threat out of which Angul block is highly endemic. The populance of these areas are experiencing dental and skeletal fluorosis. Fluoride in overabundance in a biological system has been found to have possibly unsafe consequences for the body systems. The presence of fluoride in concentration above the acceptable limits in the man and animals body creates a lot of diseases and disorders.
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Bhupen Acharya, Nigamananda Jyotish, Priyadarsini Mohapatra. Fluoride level in drinking water in Angul district of Odisha and its impact on health: A brief review. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2019;5(1):231-236.