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05 Oct 2020 by Swisspro
Who does not know the world famous natural mineral water from the Alps? This world famous water subtly gives us the illusion of drinking natural mineral water directly from the glacial plateau in the Alps.
In Singapore many consumers are ready to spend more than S$2.00 on a bottle of this noble source of mineral water.
We are all the more so astonished by the latest report from Swiss researchers, that this famous and well-known mineral water contains more Chlorothalonil than the amount that can be found in the Lake of Zurich!
Chlorothalonil is a pesticide. The substance (2,4,5,6-tetrachloroisophthalonitrile) is an organic compound and known as a broad-spectrum organochloride pesticide. It is a non-systemic fungicide, with other uses such as a wood protectant, pesticide, acaricide, and to control mold, mildew, bacteria and algae. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Chlorothalonil is toxic to fish and aquatic invertebrates. It can cause kidney and stomach damage in humans, and renal tumors in rodents and dogs.
Although the Chlorothalonil concentration found in the mineral water is well below the legal limits and is not harmful to health, but the finding is seen as significant because the mineral water comes directly from the heart of the Alps.
On the other hand, a healthier and less expensive way to consume drinking water with a touch of Swiss Mountains can be acquired through SWISSPRO drinking water system. All of our products are equipped with an extruded activated carbon + zeolite cartridge, which filters colour and odorous substances, chemicals, pesticides (including Chlorothalonil) and heavy metals. The lifespan of a SuperSwiss or CarboSwiss cartridge ranges in between 4,000 to 10,000 liters. In other words, consumer spends S$0.01 up to S$0.03 per liter for refreshing drinking water.
Why waste all that extra money, when there is a safer and sustainable solution available installed right in your kitchen? Without unnecessary transportation, plastic waste and energy resources, we make a better planet and quality drinking water.