living in the ‘Land of Smiles’

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Thailand – vending water not up to standards: Health Dept

Only 70 per cent of bottled water and drinking water from vending machines has passed quality standards set by the Department of Health, directorgeneral Dr Somyos Deerasamee said yesterday.

“The problem lies with contamination. Contaminants include heavy metals and bacteria,” he said.

Contaminated water causes various diseases including diarrhoea and typhoid, he said.

Only 40 per cent of water from waterutility services, artesian wells, rain and shallow wells passed the department’s quality requirements, he said.


I know Thailand is  a developing country, but perhaps the Health Department isn’t up to ‘standards’.


March 24, 2011 - Posted by | The Nation newspaper, Uncategorized | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. note to The Nation proofreaders:percent is one word.

    Comment by seattle99 | March 24, 2011 | Reply

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