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Physicochemical quality and health implications of bottled water brands sold in Ethiopia

Physicochemical quality and health implications of bottled water brands sold in Ethiopia 72 Original article Physicochemical quality and health implications of bottled water brands sold in Ethiopia Wossen T. Amogne, Melaku Gizaw and Daniel Abera Environmental Health Research Team, Ethiopian Background Public Health Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Water bottling companies often assert that their products are of the highest quality and Correspondence to Wossen T. Amogne, MSc, are conforming to the standards. Environmental Health Research Team, Ethiopian Objectives Public Health Institute, Patriots Street, PO Box 1242, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia The objective of the study was to assess the physicochemical quality of bottled waters fax: + 251 112 754744; consumed in Ethiopia and to compare the findings with the national and international e-mail: wossentafere@gmail.com water quality standards. Materials and methods Received 17 January 2015 Eleven domestic and two imported bottled water brands were randomly purchased in Accepted 15 May 2015 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at three different occasions from July 2013 to May 2014. A total Journal of the Egyptian Public Health of 39 composite samples were examined for aggregate parameters, major anions, and Association 2015, 90:72–79 common cations in accordance with the procedures described in the standard methods. Results We found that 7.7% of the samples were containing higher levels of alkalinity, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association Wolters Kluwer Health

Physicochemical quality and health implications of bottled water brands sold in Ethiopia

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© 2015 Egyptian Public Health Association
ISSN
0013-2446
DOI
10.1097/01.EPX.0000466525.12773.22
pmid
26154834

Abstract

72 Original article Physicochemical quality and health implications of bottled water brands sold in Ethiopia Wossen T. Amogne, Melaku Gizaw and Daniel Abera Environmental Health Research Team, Ethiopian Background Public Health Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Water bottling companies often assert that their products are of the highest quality and Correspondence to Wossen T. Amogne, MSc, are conforming to the standards. Environmental Health Research Team, Ethiopian Objectives Public Health Institute, Patriots Street, PO Box 1242, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia The objective of the study was to assess the physicochemical quality of bottled waters fax: + 251 112 754744; consumed in Ethiopia and to compare the findings with the national and international e-mail: wossentafere@gmail.com water quality standards. Materials and methods Received 17 January 2015 Eleven domestic and two imported bottled water brands were randomly purchased in Accepted 15 May 2015 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at three different occasions from July 2013 to May 2014. A total Journal of the Egyptian Public Health of 39 composite samples were examined for aggregate parameters, major anions, and Association 2015, 90:72–79 common cations in accordance with the procedures described in the standard methods. Results We found that 7.7% of the samples were containing higher levels of alkalinity,

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Journal of the Egyptian Public Health AssociationWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Jun 1, 2015

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