Drinking water quality standards and regulations Academic Article uri icon


  • Water is the most essential component for human life. Supply of safe drinking-water is a basic human right that not only protects human health, but also contributes to social development and to the reduction of expenses related to health care. The main aim of establishing this guideline is to assist ensuring the safety of drinking water supplies through the elimination or reduction of problematic constituents that may cause adverse health effects. In this regard, heavy metals are considered to cause particular concern because …

publication date

  • May 31, 2012