Environment and Ecology Research Vol. 5(2), pp. 167 - 172
DOI: 10.13189/eer.2017.050211
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The Hydrogeochemical Occurrence of Fluoride in Groundwater and Its Effect on Human Health: A Case Study from Sanliurfa, Turkey


Ayse Dilek Atasoy *, Mehmet Irfan Yesilnacar
Department of Environmental Engineering, Engineering Faculty, Harran University, Osmanbey Campus, Turkey

ABSTRACT

Fluoride ions in drinking water higher than the permissible level lead to negative effects on the human health. More than 200 million people in the world were adversely affected from the high fluorine water. Endemic fluorosis originating from the consumption of high fluorine water was observed also in some parts of Anatolia, Turkey. Volcanic formations are found in areas with high fluoride concentrations in ground waters. In this study, fluoride concentration in ground water was researched in two villages in Sanliurfa where comprised generally sedimental formations thereupon the identified fluorosis cases on the primary school students.

KEYWORDS
Fluoride, Hydrogeochemistry, Dental Fluorosis, Sanliurfa

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Ayse Dilek Atasoy , Mehmet Irfan Yesilnacar , "The Hydrogeochemical Occurrence of Fluoride in Groundwater and Its Effect on Human Health: A Case Study from Sanliurfa, Turkey," Environment and Ecology Research, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 167 - 172, 2017. DOI: 10.13189/eer.2017.050211.

(b). APA Format:
Ayse Dilek Atasoy , Mehmet Irfan Yesilnacar (2017). The Hydrogeochemical Occurrence of Fluoride in Groundwater and Its Effect on Human Health: A Case Study from Sanliurfa, Turkey. Environment and Ecology Research, 5(2), 167 - 172. DOI: 10.13189/eer.2017.050211.