Tuesday, May 30, 2023

17 Brands of Mineral Water Declared Unsafe for Drinking

In the first quarter of fiscal year 2022-23 Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) has conducted it’s monitoring report and claimed that 17 brands are selling unsafe water for human consumption because of microbial, chemical or both types of contamination.

2022 (July to September), 165 samples of mineral/ bottled water brands were collected from 20 cities.

Sample results with the bottled water quality standards of the Pakistan Standards & Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) has declared that 17 brands were unsafe for human consumption.

9 brands (Andani Premium Drinking Water, Indus, Barsay, Best Natural, Faris, Nest Pure Live, Volvo, Eltsen, Dhoom) were discovered to be unsafe due to the presence of higher levels of sodium. 2 brands (Pure Handsome Water, Aqua one) were revealed unsafe due to the presence of high level of Potassium than the permissible limit, while, 7 brands (Nayab Pure Life, Indus, ECO, NEO, Blue plus, Aqua Bello, Freshino) were found microbiologically contaminated and thus were unsafe for consuming purpose.

The general public is encouraged to view at the detailed report to know about the status of the water quality of bottled water brands they are drinking.

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