Pure Life among 19 mineral water brands declared unsafe for consumption

The Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) has issued a report indicating that during the first quarter of 2024 (January to March), they examined 185 samples of mineral/bottled water brands from 21 cities. The findings revealed that 19 of these brands were deemed unsafe for human consumption due to either microbiological or chemical contamination.

Specifically, six brands, including Hensley Pure Water, Pure Life, Natural Pure Life, Klear, Am Mughal Pure Water, and Nero, were flagged for containing elevated levels of sodium, while Nero also exceeded the permissible limit for Total Dissolved Solids (TDS). Additionally, three brands — Cleana, Orwell, and Still — were found to have arsenic levels above the acceptable threshold.

Furthermore, 13 brands, including Starlay, Al-Faris Water, Nestlo Healthy Water, Nesspure, Pure Life, Natural Pure Life, Nesspak, Geo Max Premium, Cleana, Splash, Karakorum, Heavenly, and 7 Bro, were found to be contaminated with bacteria, posing a health risk to consumers.

PCRWR conducts quarterly monitoring of bottled water brands as per government directives, and the results are made public to raise awareness about public health concerns. The general public is advised to refer to the detailed report to understand the water quality status of the bottled water brands they consume.

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