Vol. 145 - New Service in Hong Kong – Lead Testing in Drinking Water

The discovery of excessive lead in tap water has raised much public awareness over water safety in Hong Kong recently. According to the standard from World Health Organization, there should be less than 10 micrograms of lead per litre of drinking water. However, water samples from some housing estates have led to readings a few times of the standard threshold value.

The primary causes of lead contamination include corrosion of pipes and solders containing lead. Long-term exposure to lead can cause serious health problems such as organ failure and brain damage, particularly in children who are affected by smaller quantities than adults. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, over-exposure to lead can leave irreversible damage to children both physically and mentally.

Professional chemical testing is the only solution to assure that lead content in water is within the recommended limit and is safe to drink.

As a long-term partner for renowned global food manufacturers and distributers, Intertek Hong Kong can provide fast and reliable testing and analysis to safeguard the health and safety of you and your family. For further details of lead testing in drinking water services, please contact our representatives or visit our website:

http://www.intertek.com.hk/food/lead-in-water-testing-2015/

 

For enquiries:

Intertek Hong Kong

Alex So
Tel: +852 2173 8556/ 2173 8888
Email: alex.kt.so@intertek.com

 

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