In most people’s minds, the bottled water you buy at the supermarket should be clean and safe—more so than tap water anyway. So, you can understand people’s confusion after it was recently discovered that China’s current standards for bottled water are actually much lower than they are for regular tap water.
There are 106 items listed in the “Standards for Drinking Water Quality” (GB 5749-2006), but only 21 standards listed in the “Hygienic standard of bottled water for drinking” (GB 19298-2003). Inexplicably, toxicological indicators for mercury, silver, carbon tetrachloride, formaldehyde, as well as more commonly seen water quality standards for pH and hardness are found nowhere in China’s national standards for bottled water.
Addressing this issue, an expert from the Chinese Center for Disease Control said that there are fewer indicators for bottled water because it comes from tap water, so if the tap water passes the examination, then the bottled water should not need to be tested a second time. However in practice, due to the on-going development of the industry, many companies no longer use tap water, such as Nongfu Springs, which uses “natural water” sources.
Warning：The use of any news and articles published on eChinacities.com without written permission from eChinacities.com constitutes copyright infringement, and legal action can be taken.
Keywords: Bottled Water
three Chinese weightlifting gold medalists from 2008 Beijing Olympics failed doping retest
Chinese stock markets overtakes Europe's in value
Shanghai Disneyland returns ticket prices from peak to regular season
2016 top 10 most populous provinces
Tencent overtakes Alibaba in market value
Hangzhou strictly control access to designated areas for G20 Summit
1 Comments Add your comment
Add your comment
All comments are subject to moderation by eChinacities.com staff. Because we wish to encourage healthy and productive dialogue we ask that all comments remain polite, free of profanity or name calling, and relevant to the original post and subsequent discussion. Comments will not be deleted because of the viewpoints they express, only if the mode of expression itself is inappropriate. Please use the Classifieds to advertise your business and unrelated posts made merely to advertise a company or service will be deleted.
Please login to add a comment. Click here to login immediately.