Background. Both deficient and excessive intake of fluoride can lead to adverse health problems. Objective. The aim of this study is to investigate the fluoride content in three types of drinking water in Suzhou urban area. Method. Ion chromatography was employed to conduct the validation of analysis of fluoride ion in water and the method was applied to analyze the concentration of fluoride in 22 drinking water samples, including tap water, purified water, and commercially available bottled water, collected from five municipal districts of Suzhou urban area. Results. The method was validated in the range of 0.05-2.00 mg/L with good repeatability and accuracy. Results of water analysis indicated that fluoride content in tap water ranged from 0.267 to 0.336 mg/L (average 0.304 mg/L), and the levels of fluoride in purified water and bottled water were 0.068-0.317 mg/L (average 0.134 mg/L) and 0-0.120 mg/L (average 0.080 mg/L), respectively. Conclusions. The amount...

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