Fluoride content in bottled water marketed in makassar, Indonesia

International Journal of Development Research

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Research Article

Fluoride content in bottled water marketed in makassar, Indonesia

Burhanuddin Daeng Pasiga and Izzah Syahidah


Background: Bottled water is a popular choice because it is guaranteed, easy to obtain, and more practical. Bottled water consumption has increased in recent years around the world including Indonesia. One of the requirements of drinking water content packaging is fluoride. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) limitations that fluoride ion has a beneficial effect when the levels are about 0.7 mg / L, but very dangerous if more than 1.5 mg / L. Objective: To determine the content of fluoride in drinking water packaging consumed by people in Makassar. Method: Research experiment laboratories with double blind technique. Samples are bottled drinking water taken randomly in one of the supermarkets in Makassar. Testing of fluoride content refers to SNI 01-3554 - 2006 on test method of bottled drinking water for fluoride ion analysis.The sample is measured uptake by using Spectrophotometer. Results: A total of 84.62% drinking water with low fluoride content between <0.05 - 0.67 mg / L and 15.38% drinking water with optimum concentration (> 0.7 mg / L). The average Fluoride content of packed water is 0.29 mg / L, while the Fluoride content of water from the Makassar Water Supply Company (PDAM) and the well water are 0.9 mg / L and 0.82 mg / L respectively. Conclusion: Drinking fluorine content of packaged water consumed by the community is below the optimum level.

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