The Pune-based National Institute of Virology has identified Pureit as one of the two water purifiers which meets the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) standard for virus removal. The institute conducted a test on eight popular domestic water purification systems on protection of consumers against virus. Six of the eight devices tested did not meet the standards.

The increase in the number of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients from the north central region of Sri Lanka has become a environmental health issue of national concern. Unlike in other countries where long-standing diabetes and hypertension are the leading causes of renal diseases, the majority of CKD patients from this part of Sri Lanka do not show any identifiable cause.

Warangal, Sept. 14: About 100 tribals people fell ill after drinking contaminated water in Kommarigudem thanda in Wardhanapet mandal on Tuesday.

While 50 people were treated at Wardhanapet civil hospital, including 25 who have been given intravenous liquid, the rest were treated at a special medical camp at Inovolu primary health centre.

District medical and health officer V.

Gangtok, Sept 7: Rural Management and Development department Minister C B Karki inaugurated the first Water Testing Laboratory of Sikkim at the State Institute for Rural Development, Karfectar, Jorethang, South Sikkim.


Environment minis ter Jairam Ramesh has ordered a comprehensive study to assess the impact of radioactive uranium traces in drinking water on human health across southwestern Punjab.

Serena Josephine. M

Municipality conducts surprise checks on three stockists

Some manufacturers selling water packets with ISI seal on them, says official

Checks also being conducted at hotels to ensure hygiene and quality of food

AMBUR: The Ambur Municipality is taking steps to effectively enforce the ban on sale of drinking water packets in its limits.

By Mohinder Verma

JAMMU, Sept 1: Even as the sudden fall has been reported in the number of diarrhoea cases both at Doda and Banihal, the Central team today recommended regular tests of drinking water at consumer points and utmost precaution for next three to four months to prevent recurrence of epidemic.

According to the official figures, only 2 fresh cases of diarrhoea were reported in Dis

KOLKATA: Within a year of launch of the

Viveat Susan Pinto / Mumbai August 30, 2010, 0:22 IST

The fight between HUL and Eureka Forbes is a square one in the water storage market.

The Pallonji group-controlled Eureka Forbes had a solo run in the Rs 1,500-crore water purification market for long.

Mahim Pratap Singh

Bhopal: Despite all the attention and concern, expressed nationally and internationally in the recent months, activists allege that the Madhya Pradesh government remains lackadaisical to the plight of victims and survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy.

The State government