Water Sanitation Health


Rolling revision of the WHO Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality

Bromide is included in the plan of work of the rolling revision of the WHO Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality. The background document and a summary statement for the 4th Edition are now available.


The Expert Group on Desalination recommended drinking-water guideline development for several desalination-related products: boron (borate), bromide and organobromine DBPs. Work is being carried out elsewhere for boron (agenda item #163) and organobromine DBPs (agenda item #158).

Progress to date

The GDWQ WG meeting (Berlin, 2007) agreed to add bromide to the rolling revision. The GDWQ WG meeting (Singapore, 2008) was advised that a review document would be prepared for inclusion in the Fourth Edition.

related links

  • Desalination
  • FAO/WHO (1989) Bromide ion
    In: Pesticide residues in food—1988 evaluations. Part II—Toxicology. Rome, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO Plant Production and Protection Paper 93/2)