Water sanitation hygiene

Calcium and magnesium in drinking-water

Public health significance

Publication details

Number of pages: 194
Publication date: 2009
Languages: English
ISBN: 9789241563550



The meeting report is on the role and possible health benefits of calcium and magnesium in drinking-water, and includes the following sections:

  • global dietary calcium and magnesium intakes;
  • the contribution of drinking water to calcium and magnesium intake;
  • health significance of calcium and magnesium;
  • role of drinking-water in relation to bone metabolism;
  • epidemiological studies and the association of cardiovascular disease risks with water hardness and magnesium in particular;
  • water production, technical issues and economics.