Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol.10, Issue 02, 2004; Page No.(123-126)

FLUORIDE CONTAMINATION IN GROUND WATER OF ANEKAL TALUK OF BANGALORE URBAN DISTRICT, INDIA

K.L. Prakash, N. Nandini and R.K. Sornashekar

Abstract

The present study was taken up to assess the fluoride status of ground waters of Anekal taluk. A total of 272 ground water samples were analyzed for the fluoride content. In local (Kasaba) Hobli about 17.22 per cent of samples showed excess fluoride with reference to BIS standards, whereas in Attibele and Sarjapura 15.48 and 30.0 per cent respectively were rich in fluorides. A total of I 7.64 percent of the samples showed high level of fluoride in Anekal taluk and are not suitable for drinking purpose.

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