Water Test to Detect Fluoride

Researchers at the University of Bath’s Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies and the Water Innovation and Research Centre (WIRC) have developed a simple color changing test to detect fluoride in drinking water. The researches believe this can help prevent bone disease and fluorosis in developing countries. This is because high levels of fluoride can weaken bones, leading to fluorosis. This disease leads to irreversible deformities of the spine and joints and particularly is harmful to children. Such a topic has been covered here before see http://blog.teethremoval.com/large-amounts-of-fluoride-consumed-by-young-children-leads-to-fluorosis/. Fluoride is often added to water in developed countries to help with keeping teeth healthy and prevent tooth decay. However, in some countries there are naturally occur elevated levels of fluoride. Levels of fluoride in drinking water are regularly monitored and controlled at treatment works in developed countries. In other areas of the world there are no piped water system … Read more