• Geology
  • Published 2011

Fluoride contamination and fluorosis in Gaya Region of Bihar, India.

@inproceedings{Yasmin2011FluorideCA,
  title={Fluoride contamination and fluorosis in Gaya Region of Bihar, India.},
  author={Shamsunnahar Yasmin and S. Monterio and P. A. Ligimol and D. D'Souza},
  year={2011}
}
Fluorine is the lightest member of the halogen group and is one of the most reactive of all chemical elements. Fluorine in the environment is therefore found as fluorides which together represent about 0.06–0.09 per cent of the earth’s crust (WHO 2006). Fluorides are found at significant levels in a wide variety of minerals, including fluorspar, rock phosphate, cryolite, apatite, mica, hornblende and others (Murray, 1986). In groundwater, low or high concentrations of fluoride can occur… CONTINUE READING

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