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European Council approves framework for drinking water recast

Position supports recasting EU Drinking Water Directive to consider safety of materials that come into contact with drinking water; will specify minimum hygiene requirements, create positive lists of material starting substances, compositions, and chemical constituents

ECHA to develop positive list for drinking water contact

European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) tasked with creating list of substances approved for use in materials that contact drinking water; first draft expected to contain 1,500 substances, be adopted by 2024; substance approval will be time limited and subject to reassessment

Germany to adapt assessment of metals for water contact

German economic and energy ministry to amend assessment of metals for drinking water contact, adds copper-tin-phosphorus alloys to positive list

EU Environment Council wants safe water contact materials

EU environment ministers call for same level of safety for products in contact with drinking water as for materials in contact with food

EU legislation on drinking water contact materials

Industry association calls for harmonized EU legislation on materials in contact with drinking water; proposal by EU Commission expected by end of 2017

Chemical analysis of bottled waters in France

Scientists analyze French natural mineral waters and spring waters at bottling plants; hormones, pharmaceuticals, phthalates not detected; few samples contain low levels of herbicides, alkylphenols, or PFASs

Children exposed to lead from water and food

Formula-fed infants and toddlers in U.S. exposed to lead mainly from water and food, respectively, according to new report by Environmental Protection Agency

Unknowns about drinking water pipes

Ensia article informs about plastic water piping material PEX; discusses what is known and unknown about the material’s composition and what leaches out into water

Sweden bans BPA in water pipes

Sweden announces ban on BPA in water pipe linings, effective from September 1, 2016

Materials in contact with drinking water

European drinking water association calls for harmonized EU-wide implementation of the Drinking Water Directive and common approach for acceptance of materials and products in contact with drinking water

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