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Fluoride contamination of selected food crops, domestic water, and milk consumed by communities around mount Meru in Northern Tanzania.

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dc.contributor.author Memba, Lucia Joseph
dc.contributor.author Mtei, Kelvin M.
dc.contributor.author Pasape, Liliane
dc.contributor.author Kassim, Neema
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-08T11:39:43Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-08T11:39:43Z
dc.date.issued 2021-01-24
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1080/19393210.2021.1872110
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.nm-aist.ac.tz/handle/20.500.12479/1086
dc.description This research article published by Taylor & Francis Online, 2021 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study assessed fluoride levels in domestic water, commonly consumed food crops, cow's, and human milk. Samples of vegetables were collected from farmer's home gardens, green banana from local markets, maize flour, and domestic water from households, while cow's and human (breast) milk were obtained from cows and lactating mothers. Fluoride levels were determined by using a fluoride ion-selective electrode. Fluoride levels were 0.03 ± 0.02 mg/kg in maize, In leafy vegetables the highest levels were found in nightshade 0.081 ± 0.008 mg/kg, while for banana varieties the highest levels were found in in East African highland 0.025 ± 0.004 mg/kg. Levels in cows and human breast milk were 0.34 ± 0.2 mg/L and 0.077 ± 0.06 mg/L, respectively. Levels in domestic and public tap water were 4.57 ± 0.4 mg/L and 4.74 ± 0.8 mg/L, respectively. Study provided useful knowledge of fluoride levels in several crops, milk, and domestic water. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis Online en_US
dc.subject Fluoride en_US
dc.subject Domestic water en_US
dc.subject Food crops en_US
dc.title Fluoride contamination of selected food crops, domestic water, and milk consumed by communities around mount Meru in Northern Tanzania. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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