For this study, bromide and bromate ions in various commercial brands of Indian bottled water samples were estimated using ion chromatography. The measured mean concentration of bromide and bromate ions in water samples was found to be 28.13 µg/L and 11.17 µg/L respectively. The average level of bromate in Indian bottled water was found to be slightly higher (~ 12%) than the acceptable limits (10 µg/L) recommended by USEPA (US Environmental Protection Agency).

Radioactive element leaked from at least 48 of 65 US commercial nuclear power sites, often into groundwater

Radioactive tritium has leaked from three-quarters of US commercial nuclear power sites, often into groundwater from corroded, buried piping, an AP investigation shows.

CHENNAI: The outbreak of E.Coli that has claimed 30-odd lives in Germany and other European countries is a grim pointer of the extent of damage these organisms floating in the environment can cause.

In India you have quality standards specifications for soft drinks, but none for potable water.

All rural households have access to piped water supply in adequate quantity with a metered tap connection providing safe drinking water, throughout the year, that meets prevalent national drinking water standards, leading to healthy and well nourished children and adults and improved livelihoods and education.

Chennai: Former President A.P.J.

As many as 40 people took ill after eating contaminated food in Aksharanagar near Balehonnur, Chikmagalur district, on Monday.

Patients undergoing treatment at the primary health centre in Balehonnur on Monday. DH PHOTOThe residents, including children, suffered acute stomachache, vomiting and dysentry early morning.

Biranji lake, the water resource for Hunasehalli, Mavinaguli, Kallugudde, Haliyaur and other vilages, has been contaminated as coffee pulp is being released to it.

Villagers have warned that a protest will be organised, if officials do not take necessary steps to prevent people from releasing coffee pulp to the tank.

Express News Service Chennai, December 23 COMPANIES manufacturing water purifiers in India have failed to adhere to international standards, thus putting the health of consumers at risk, reveals a study.

Addressing a press conference to mark the launch of a book,

Anantapur, Oct.