Drinking water is water that is intended to be drunk by humans. Water of sufficient quality to serve as drinking water is called potable water whether it is used as such or not. Although most fresh water sources are drinkable by humans, they can be a disease vector or cause long-term health problems if they do not meet certain water quality guidelines.

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Risks from Food and Drink
... To avoid illness, travelers should be advised to select food with care. All raw food is subject to contamination. Particularly in areas where hygiene and sanitation are inadequate, the traveler should...
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bottled Water: Better Than the Tap?
... By Anne Christiansen Bullers It's a rare day that Kelly Harrison, a mother of five from Tulsa, Okla., doesn't find herself chauffeuring kids to some kind of sports practice or school activity....
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

   

Drinking Water Articles

  • Bottled Water: Better Than the Tap?
    ... By Anne Christiansen Bullers It's a rare day that Kelly Harrison, a mother of five from Tulsa, Okla., doesn't find herself chauffeuring kids to some kind of sports practice or school activity....
  • Risks from Food and Drink
    ... To avoid illness, travelers should be advised to select food with care. All raw food is subject to contamination. Particularly in areas where hygiene and sanitation are inadequate, the traveler should...

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