Kentucky Geological Survey Information Circular

Abstract

Fluoride (F-) is an ion of the element fluorine, and is a natural component in most water resources. According to Hem (1989), fluoride concentrations in fresh water are generally less than 1 mg/L (milligrams per liter), and the concentration of fluoride in the world's oceans is about 1.3 mg/L. The source of most fluoride in natural fresh-water resources is various rocks and minerals in bedrock and sediments.

Publication Date

1999

Series

Series XII

Report Number

Information Circular 1

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.13023/kgs.ic01.12

Notes/Citation Information

© 1999 Kentucky Geological Survey, University of Kentucky

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