Health Bulletin: Pesticide in Drinking Water Breaches UK & EU Standards

As most of the UK saw wet weather in October the slug and snail population is set to increase, which is bad news for farmers who turn to the pesticide metaldehyde to control numbers and prevent crop damage.

Unfortunately rain increases run-off from land in to drains and watercourses, and during the past two years increasing levels of metaldehyde have been found in rivers and reservoirs, used to supply drinking water.

The problem is that water treatment plants aren’t capable of completely removing metaldehyde, meaning it is now found in tap water in the home. And what’s even worse is that in some places, concentrations of this pesticide in your drinking water are breaching UK and European standards.

As variations in weather patterns are set to continue, with milder, wet weather a particular feature and concern, levels of metaldehyde in drinking water are likely to continue to rise.

We believe that one of the best ways to look after your health and wellbeing is to drink pure water, NOT tap water or even bottled water. The best way to ensure the purity of your drinking water is to install a Reverse Osmosis De-Ionisation filter (RODI for short).

RODI filters remove 99.99% of the myriad of chemical impurities found in UK tap water, including the pesticide metaldehyde, along with other petrochemicals, carcinogens, asbestos, hormones and medications.

Our RODI filters typically install under your kitchen sink, connect to your drinking water supply and through a small separate tap, provide pure, clean water right at the heart of your home.

We’re passionate about water purity and would love to answer any questions you may have – call us now on 01483 617 000.

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