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

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Bahaa A Jeri

Abstract

Background: This study aimed to determine the amount of fluoride in commercially available bottled drinking water in Al-Basra city, Iraq
Materials 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 fluoride ion selective electrode.
Results: The highest fluoride concentration was present in BADIOT brand (1.174 mg/L) while the lowest was in Barakat brand (0.038 mg/L). One way ANOVA test showed a highley significant difference among different commercially branded types.
Coclusions: Bottled water available in Al-Basra city contains less concentration of fluoride ion than normal values because there is no adding of fluoride to the water.
Key words: Bottled water, fluoride, Al-Basra, Iraq.

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Jeri BA. The Fluoride Concentration of Bottled Drinking Water in Al-Basra City, Iraq . J Bagh Coll Dent [Internet]. 2016 Mar. 15 [cited 2022 Aug. 9];28(1):143-6. Available from: https://jbcd.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/jbcd/article/view/1098
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Orthodontics, Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry