EU to take action over 'dangerous' drinking water

25 Jul, 2018 05:54

The European Commission has issued a warning to the Irish Government to improve the safety of drinking water.

Woman drinking water

It follows recent data showing that water in certain counties has excessive amounts of a substance called Trihalomethane.

The chemical is a by-product of chlorine when used to disinfect water.

Counties Kerry, Wicklow, and Donegal are the worst affected.

Grace Bolton from the EU Commission office in Dublin says a solution must be found.

She said: "There are a number of actors involved, the Environmental Protection Agency, Irish Water and the HSE but Ireland needs to find a solution."

Read our Explainer on High levels of Trihalomethane to learn more about chlorination byproducts impacts on our health.

 

 

The Original Article taken from Breaking News

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