water safety

Beijing Tells Residents Water Safe Straight From Tap – Reuters

From Reuters: Residents of China’s capital have been assured that their tap water is “drinkable even without being boiled,” state media reported, a breakthrough of sorts in a country where boiling drinking water is second nature. The Beijing Waterworks Group said the 2008 Olympic host city’s water had passed 106 tests for contaminants set down […]

300 Million Chinese Drink Unsafe Water – Elaine Kurtenbach

From The Los Angeles Times: About 300 million people living in China’s vast countryside drink unsafe water tainted by chemicals and other contaminants, the government said Thursday in its latest acknowledgment of mounting risks from widespread pollution. The most common threat to water, after drought, is chemical pollutants and other harmful substances that contaminate drinking […]

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