A Study on Fluoride Contents in Surface and Ground Waters in Korea.

지표수 및 지하수중 불소 함량에 관한 연구

  • Kim, Sung-Ja (Dept. of Food Nutrition, Soodo Women's University) ;
  • Noh, Pyung-Ui (Preventive Medicine, 8th Army) ;
  • Bak, Young-Soo (College of Medicine, Jeonbuk National University)
  • Published : 1976.04.01


A study was performed to find out the fluoride contents in surface and ground waters from June, 1973 to July, 1974. Water samples were collected from 53 surface and ground water sources. The results are as follows: 1. Out of 53 samples, the ground water of Hwaengsung had the highest fluoride contents (1.6 mg/l) and 13 samples did not. have fluoride at all. 2. The waters from Yoju (ground), Chongnung (ground) Hwaengsung (ground) and Namyang (ground) had optimum fluoride level (0.6~1.7mg/l) for the prevention of dental caries. 3. The ground waters had more fluoride contents than surface waters and the waters of coastal areas had less fluoride contents than those of inland. 4. The waters of Kangwon province had the most fluoride contents (mean 0.57mg/l) and the waters of Cheju do had the least fluoride contents (mean 0.06 mg/l)