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Title:Fluorine Content of Drinking Water in Relation to the Geological-Petrographical formations from FYROM
Authors:Ambarkova V., Topitsoglou Vasiliki (School of Dentistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece), Iljovska S., Jankulovska M., Pavlevska M.
Department: Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης, Σχολή Επιστημών Υγείας, Τμήμα Οδοντιατρικής
Language:English
Publ. Date:2007
Abstract:The aim of the study was to determine the association between dif ferent concentrations of the fluoride ion in drinking water and some geological variables in FYROM, by using information from Institute for Geological and Mineral studies. From May 2003 to May 2004 we studied the fluoride con- centration in the sources of drinking water in 92 localities. Measurements of F-concentration were performed using a special ion-Analyser Model EA 920 produced by ORION and a special F-electrode. For the chemical analysis 10% TISAB-Aluminon (Total Ionic Strength Adjusted Buffer) was used. Starting of the 68 settlements of the republic, 9 were found to have naturally fluoridated drinking water. Highest concentrations were found in 3 thermal baths (Katlanovo, Bansko and Negorci). Optimal fluorine contents were found in the tap water from Gratsko, Kolesino and Stip, and suboptimal in the southern region of the country (Balinci, Marvinci, Brajkovci, Murtino and Pirava) mainly, with the exception of Kocani, which is situated in the eastern part of the country. As a total, 80.300 people are gaining benefit from the naturally fluoridated water. The water from lake Dojran contained high 5,6 ppm F natural fluoride concentration. The lake is situated in the southern region of the country. Geological-petrographical characteristics of the terrain can help in identifying areas with optimal or high concentrations of the fluorine ion in the drinking water, so the volcanic rocks as well as the geothermal fluids might be considered to be key factors that lead to unusually high concentra- tions of fluorine within water.
Subject:Dentistry and Oral Surgery
Related files:External link: Balkan Journal of StomatologyDownload fulltext
Published in: Balkan Journal of Stomatology, vol.11 [2007] p.163-166


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