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Odisha’s CHR bags ICMR project to study fluoride content in water

Source: Odisha Sun Times | November 28th, 2014
Location: India

The Centre for Human Reproduction (CHR), run by the Institute of Medical Sciences and Sum Hospital (IMSSH) in the Odisha’s capital city, besides successfully enabling childless couples to become proud parents of babies born through in vitro fertilization (IVF) process, has also bagged an ICMR project to conduct research on fluoride content in water in coastal Odisha which is known to affect human reproduction…

The CHR had been recently entrusted with a research project by the ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research), New Delhi, on estimating the fluoride level in the ground water in the districts of Cuttack, Khordha and Nayagarh. fluoride level in drinking water is known to affect the reproductive system in males. “It will be a two-year research project,” Dr. Panda, who is the principal investigator of the project, said.