Bottled drinking water in Qatar is completely safe: Ministry


The Ministry of Public Health said the bottled drinking water available in Qatar is completely safe to drink and it conforms to World Health Organization (WHO) and GCC specifications.

The statement of the ministry, posted on its social media accounts, was in response to a message doing rounds on social media.

The message said to have ranked the “best drinking water” based on their sodium content.

The ministry said that the “information is misleading and the sodium concentration in water has no health effect according to the WHO. The WHO-stipulated pH level is between 7 to 8.5, and the variation within that range has no bearing on health.”

The official said on Sunday the bottled water in the country meets international standards and the authorities does not allow distribution of bottled water that doesn’t meet the specifications.

Ministry urged citizens and residents to obtain health information from official sources and not to circulate information from unreliable sources.

Published on 17 April 2018

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