Through Jean-Baptiste Morel
Published on 11 May 21 at 7:45
The fourth version of the interactive map offaucet water was posted by UFC-What to Choose. This reveals that whereas 98% of the inhabitants of Seine-Maritime receive clear and wholesome faucet water, 2% are usually not so fortunate.
The research revealed on the location and readable within the kind of an interactive map is an mixture of measurements revealed on the web site of the Ministry of Health, carried out between January 2019 and December 2020, on 34,638 municipalities in mainland France, and bearing in mind 50 contaminants and physicochemical parameters.
20,000 shoppers involved
This subsequently reveals, explains the press launch of UFC-Que Choisir, that “20,000 consumers, mainly in small towns in rural areas, receive water that does not comply with the regulations”. Pesticides, which according to the group are the primary trigger of non-compliance. The research exhibits that these are current “beyond the quality limit in the tap water distributed by nine networks supplying 57 of the 750 municipalities of the department”. Among these, UFC-Que Choisir notes the presence of Auffay, Buchy, Forges-les-Eaux and even Longueville-sur-Scie. “In view of these outcomes, the UFC-Que Choisir de Rouen requires a ban on pesticides suspected of being, amongst different issues, endocrine disruptors. “
In Seine-Maritime, adds UFC-Que Choisir, in 53% of the analyzes considered to be compliant, “our study reveals the presence of pesticides suspected of being endocrine disruptors at levels below the regulatory limits, but quantifiable”. And to add: “Endocrine disruptors can have serious consequences on health at very low doses and should therefore be strictly prohibited in application of the precautionary principle. “