Volume No. 6 Issue No.: 1 Page No.: 77-81 July-Sept 2011

 

ASSESSMENT OF PRE-MONSOON AND POST-MONSOON GROUND WATER QUALITY WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO FLUORIDE CONCENTRATION IN NARWAR, SHIVPURI, MADHYA PRADESH, INDIA

 

Anand Kumar Mishra*1, Mohit Arya2 and R. Mathur3

1. Department of Zoology, Government P. G. College, Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh (INDIA)
2. Department of Zoology, Government K. R. G. P. G. Girls College, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh (INDIA)
3. School of studies in Zoology, Jiwaji University, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh (INDIA)

 

Received on : March 06, 2011

 

ABSTRACT

 

The menace of high fluoride concentration in ground water resources has now become one of the major health related geo-environmental issue in many countries. In India about 150 districts of fifteen states are in confrontation with the problem of fluorosis. In Madhya Pradesh during recent years, the problem of fluoride has reached an alarming proportion. In the present study ground water samples collected from various sources of eight villages of Narwar Tehsil were subjected to evaluation of pre-monsoon and post-monsoon water quality through parameters like Electrical conductivity, Total alkalinity, Total hardness, Total dissolved solids, Chloride, Silicates with special reference to fluoride concentration. Most of the samples showed high fluoride concentration which was much higher than BIS standard. People were found severely effected by fluoride containing water as they showed mottling of teeth and bony abnormalities.

 

Keywords : Water, Fluoride, Fluorosis, Water quality, Human health

 

 

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