Danes aim to cut arsenic in drinking water

Newly developed techniques for removing the heavy metal arsenic from drinking water mean that Denmark should achieve a threshold limit for the naturally occurring pollutant of five micrograms per litre by the end of the year, national news agency Ritzau reports. Currently, water from about 50 Danish treatment plants still exceeds the national limit for arsenic, which was set in 2003. From the end of 2003 the EU-wide limit for arsenic in drinking water under a 1998 directive has been ten micrograms per litre. See Jyllands-Posten newspaper article.

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