Survey of radiological substances in bottled drinking water – no risk to health identified

11 September 2014

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published a survey of the levels of radioactive substances currently found in UK bottled water. No risk to health was identified. Some naturally-occurring radioactivity was detected in the 28 samples of bottled water, but not at levels that would cause harm to health. There is nothing to suggest that consumers should change their dietary habits as a result of this survey.
The survey was prompted by a new European Commission directive setting out limits of radioactive substances in different sources of drinking water. None of the samples analysed breached any of the proposed legal limits (News Item FSA, 28 August 2014).
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Click here for the results (206 kB).

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