Association of toxicochemical and microbiological quality of bottled mineral water in Birjand city, Iran

Derakhshani, Elham and Naghizadeh, Ali and Yari, Ahmad Reza and Mohammadi, Mohammad Javad and Kamranifar, Mohammad and Farhang, Mansoureh (2017) Association of toxicochemical and microbiological quality of bottled mineral water in Birjand city, Iran. Toxin Reviews. pp. 1-6.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/15569543.2017.1331359

Abstract

AbstractWater is one of the pivotal, both in natural ecosystems and human development. Inadequate and unsafe water is still one of the major challenges in most developing countries. Due to the growing trends of bottled water (BW) consumption in Iran, especially in dry regions, regular monitoring of the quality of bottled mineral water is necessary. Therefore, this cross-sectional study was carried out to evaluate the chemical and microbiological quality of bottled mineral water which was sold in the markets of Birjand city, Iran in 2015. Samples were selected randomly from 12 most popular brands of national BW in autumn and winter. Then, 12 most popular brands were selected for analysis. Finally, parameters including total hardness, levels of calcium, magnesium, pH, bicarbonate, sulfate, alkalinity, residual chlorine and total and fecal coliforms were examined for each brand. The results of the present study revealed that most of the chemical and microbiological parameters of BW in Birjand city were lower than maximum contaminant levels which are set by Iranian mineral water quality standards and WHO guidelines. Furthermore, total and fecal coliforms were within the standards. Overall, the results of this study revealed that the health status of the bottled mineral water which is sold in the markets of Birjand city was good. But, regular monitoring of the above mentioned parameters would be helpful to improve the water quality and to provide good portable water for the dwellers and very effective to enhance public health on citizens.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email eprints@gmu.ac.ir
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2018 05:32
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2018 05:32
URI: http://eprints.gmu.ac.ir/id/eprint/367

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