Water Sanitation Health

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:

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.

Background

EMRO sent an inquiry in respect to guidance for high levels of bromate found in some bottled waters and waters disinfected with hyprochlorite produced by electrolysis of seawater and brines.

Expected end-product(s)

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

In preparation

  • Managing surface waters for health
  • Chemical safety of drinking-water: Assessing priorities for risk management
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