Chemical hazards in drinking-water - bromate
Bromate is considered in the WHO Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality. You can link from here to:
The Guidelines for drinking water quality also consider for individual chemicals:
Aspects of analytical achievability [Section 8.3, pp. 157-166]
Technical achievability (through treatment and other means) [Section 8.4, pp 166-184]
Rolling revision of the WHO Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality
Bromate in bottled water is included in the plan of work of the rolling revision of the WHO Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality.
EMRO sent an inquiry in respect to guidance for high levels of bromate found in some bottled waters and waters disinfected with hypochlorite produced by electrolysis of seawater and brines.
Revised text in chapter 6 of Guidelines for Drinking-Water Quality, second addendum
Progress to date
The Guidelines for Drinking-Water Quality Working Group meeting (Geneva, 2005) agreed on a plan of work. The Guidelines for Drinking-Water Quality Working Group meeting (Geneva, 2006) approved the revised text for the second addendum and agreed to remove this item from the plan of work once the second addendum is published.
Other publications of interest
- Managing surface waters for health
- Chemical safety of drinking-water: Assessing priorities for risk management