Iodine levels of drinking water samples collected from Kayseri-Turkey

Soylak M., DİVRİKLİ Ü., elçi l., doğan m.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.10, no.6, pp.595-597, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.595-597
  • Keywords: spectrophotometry, determination, iodine, drinking waters, endemic goitre, Kayseri-Turkey, URINE, DEFICIENCY
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


In the present study, the iodine concentrations of drinking water samples collected from various locations at Kayseri City-Turkey were determined by iodine-starch method spectrophotometrically. The iodine contents of the samples were found in the range of 10.86-85.40 mug/l (lowest in Erciyes University, highest in Suksun Station). The results show that the Kayseri and surroundings suffer moderate iodine deficiency.