[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Groundwater is the major source of drinking water and dietary fluoride in human beings in rural as well as urban areas throughout the world. The objective of the present investigation was to determine the fluoride and other water quality parameters in the ground water of Dabwali town of Sirsa district of Haryana, India. A total of fifty two groundwater samples were randomly collected at different depths from tube wells and hand pumps. The fluoride content in underground water is determined by SPADANS method. From the study it was observed that Dabwali is highly fluoride endemic area. The results showed that fluoride concentration in the ground water of Dabwali ranges from 0.90-34.50 mg/l with a mean of 2.20 ± 18.13 mg/l. Mostly people use groundwater for domestic and irrigation purpose. Therefore, the intake of fluoride concentration is very high as people using groundwater without any prior treatment. The results suggest that the groundwater should be used by the residents only after defluoridation.
Universal Journal of Environmental Research. 01/2011; 1:45-50.