Evaluation of fluoride levels in drinking water sources of Neka,Jouybar and Savadkooh in 2008
M. Rezaei 1 Majidi E
1- Associate Prof . of Oral Medicine Dept. _Islamic Azad University_ Dental Branch
2- Faculty member Of Islamic Azad University- Dental branch
Background and Aim : There has been numerous different reports regarding the level of fluoride in drinking water of various parts of the country .the effect of water Felouridation on dental caries and flourosis is unclear .this study was done with the aim to evaluate the levels of fluoride in drinking water sources of the following cities in 2008: Neka,Jouybar and Savadkooh
Materials and Methods: This descriptire study was carried out on 395 residential districts including 236960 people. An updated list of all residential areas was obtaihed from the corresponding community Health center .A water sample of looce was obtained from each designated area and each sample was transferred to Islamic Azad University Laboratories for evaluation of fluoride levels (CI=95%).
Results: the amount of fluoride in water Resources of Savad-kuh was equal to 0.067±0.01, Neka: 0.185±0.04 and Joibar 0.27±0.13.
Conclusion: Flouride levels were low in all the areas .More research is suggested to determine the effect of water fluoridation on dental caries and flourosis.
Key words: water fluoride – Neka- Joibar – Savad kuh -Potantiometry.
Manuscript submitted :May 2009, Revised and acceptance: Sep2010
Corresponding Author : Rezaei M: Oral Medicine Dept , No 4,10th Neyestan,Pasdaran,Tehran .
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