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The Fluoride Concentration of Bottled Drinking Water in Al-Basra City, Iraq

Author: Baha'a A. Jeri
Journal: Journal of baghdad college of dentistry مجلة كلية طب الاسنان بغداد ISSN: 16800087 Year: 2016 Volume: 28 Issue: 1 Pages: 143-146
Publisher: Baghdad University جامعة بغداد

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Background: This study aimed to determine the amount of fluoride in commercially available bottled drinking waterin Al-Basra city, IraqMaterials and Methods: Eleven brands of bottled drinking water were obtained from supermarkets in Al-Basra city,Iraq. Five samples of 10 ml. were taking from each one of brands and the fluoride was determined by using fluorideion selective electrode.Results: The highest fluoride concentration was present in BADIOT brand (1.174 mg/L) while the lowest was in Barakatbrand (0.038 mg/L). One way ANOVA test showed a highley significant difference among different commerciallybranded types.Coclusions: Bottled water available in Al-Basra city contains less concentration of fluoride ion than normal valuesbecause there is no adding of fluoride to the water.

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Bottled water --- fluoride --- Al-Basra --- Iraq

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