Fluoride and arsenic contamination in drinking water due to mining activities and its impact on local area population

  title={Fluoride and arsenic contamination in drinking water due to mining activities and its impact on local area population},
  author={Tasawar Ali Chandio and Muhammad Nasiruddin Khan and Maria Taj Muhammad and Ozcan Yalçinkaya and Agha Arslan Wasim and Ahmet Furkan Kayis},
  journal={Environmental Science and Pollution Research},
Contamination of arsenic and fluoride in drinking water reservoirs is a serious health issue in the Sibi district, Balochistan, Pakistan. The contamination has already been affecting a large population of the district. Dental fluorosis and dermatitis are the most common reported illnesses in the area. This study focused on the evaluation of the root causes and pathway by which it reached to the body. Questioner analysis, simple examination, and pictorial representation were used to study the… 

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