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  1. News - China

    China still tests bottled drinking water using 'Soviet standards'

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 08:29am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler China still follows regulations adopted from the Soviet Union to test bottled drinking water, the Beijing News reported on Thursday. "When the World Health ... Safety in Beijing told the paper. According to these arcane regulations, China's national health inspectors do not test bottled drinking water for acidity, or pH level, or for substances ...

  2. Drinking bottled water has environmental price tag

    Posted Sep 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There was a time when everyone in Hong Kong took drinking water from the tap. Now bottled water is the preferred choice of many. Tap water is practically free. This raises the question ... an enormous amount of fuel and energy to transport brand-name bottled water when so many people stop drinking from local sources. Landfills are loaded up with discarded bottles. In a free market, ...

  3. Business - Economy

    Water wars pit thirsty Dakotas against barges for Missouri flow

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 02:21pm

    ... again, said Phyllis Young, a member of the tribal council. “Water is not a commodity,” she said. “When it comes down to our reliance on this system for clean drinking water, human consumption ... Commission in Bismarck. “The importance for drinking water in our state is huge,” she said. Missouri River water also plays a role in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a process in which millions ...

  4. Safety guidelines considered for drinking fountains after deaths

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Peter So

    ... of drinking fountains. A bureau spokeswoman said it would ask schools to recommend to students not to drink directly from the fountains. 'Students should avoid drinking water from the fountains with their mouths directly. They should use water containers instead,' the spokeswoman said. She said the bureau would liaise with the Centre for Health Protection on possible guidelines. A drinking ...

  5. pack it!

    Posted Jul 09th 2006, 12:00am by Catherine Shaw

    ... Catherine Shaw Drinking six to eight glasses of fresh water every day has numerous health benefits, including combating the effects of jetlag. Good-quality drinking water is, however, ... water, used in food preparation, ice for drinks or when cleaning your teeth, may also cause serious health problems. Enter the AquaPure Traveller, a portable water purification system finding ...

  6. Wen calls for more, safer drinking water

    Posted Aug 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Governments at all levels must secure drinking water for urban areas, Premier Wen Jiabao told a State Council meeting yesterday. Mr Wen said the most urgent issues were substandard or polluted drinking water sources in some urban centres and the inability of some cities to generate enough supplies. He said outdated infrastructure in some cities also contaminated water on its way ...

  7. 60pc of Yellow River's water unfit to drink

    Posted Dec 14th 2006, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi The health of China's second-longest river is worsening, with 60 per cent of the Yellow River's water now unfit to drink. The rate of its deterioration is alarming, ... Water Resources Commission. 'Level three means the water is tolerable for drinking, which means it's still safe to drink after certain treatment,' said Ma Jun, head ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Tap water may be better than the bottled variety

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Nadine Bateman

    ... Nadine Bateman life@scmp.com It's important to drink about two litres of water every day, but what's the best source - filtered from the tap or bottled? Nadine Bateman asks ... 's a good medium for that. So I believe it is important to drink good quality water." The definition of good quality drinking water is highly debatable, and there are myriad options. Filtered ...

  9. Poll to plumb patterns of water usage

    Posted Aug 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hongkongers for a HK$700,000 study to help officials come up with ways to cut water use. They will also record the size of the bathtub and the type and size of toilet tanks in the house, among other ... out how much they know about water conservation, all household members will be asked to fill out a logbook for a week to record how they use water, including how long and when they bathe, ...

  10. Alarm at poor quality of tap water

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... widespread contamination problems even worse. Their warnings, which shed light on a rarely talked about issue, come just days after a revised guideline on drinking water quality was put into effect ... of heavy metals and organic pollutants, as a major step towards the ultimate goal of residents being able to drink water directly from their taps. But environmental and medical experts have ...




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