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Investigation of Nitrate Concentrations in Some Bottled Water Avaliable in Tehran

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Author(s): GR Jahed Khaniki | M Mahdavi | A Ghasri | S Saeednia

Journal: Iranian Journal of Health and Environment
ISSN 2008-2029

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 45;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: Chemical contamination | bottled water | nitrate

ABSTRACT
Background and Objectives: Bottled water is a main beverage at many developed and developing countries. It can be polluted with chemical agents. One of these agents is nitrate which affects the safety of bottled and mineral water and cause healthy effects on consumer health. Today's consumption of bottled water get a grate develop, thus infer of the quality of this matter is compulsive for each consumer."nMaterials and Methods: A descriptive-analytical and cross- sectional study was done with the aim of determination of nitrate in bottled water available in market of Tehran City in 2007. In this study, 18 samples of six various manufacturers of product were examined."nResults: Results showed that the mean of nitrate is 9.02 mg/L and all samples have nitrate bellow 50 mg/L and they are at the standard level. Also, the results of the examinations have good correspondence with the concentration of nitrate on bottled water labels and according to statistic meaningful relation, was considered."nConclusion: The nitrate content of these bottled water available in market of Tehran city is located at the level of national and global standards and it can not be a serious problem for health of consumer.
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