Fluoride Contamination Discovered In Ghana

An Estimated 35,000 Children Under Age Of Two Affected

11 May 2022 by Local Press Report

A research finding by the Center for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Water Research Institute (WRI) and Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG) has revealed that about 920,000 people in Northern Ghana are exposed to fluoride contaminated water. Dr Dahyann Araha, Researcher from EAWAG, said that they identified children under the age of two were particularly susceptible to the adverse effects of fluoride and could retain 80-90 per cent of fluoride dose compared to 60 per cent in adults. She stated such children were prone to diseases such as dental fluorosis and skeletal fluorosis.

Resource: GhanaWeb

Source: Ghana Web