Nitrates in drinking water in the Philippines and Thailand

Publication - November 22, 2007
Filipinos in key agricultural areas in the country are already drinking water contaminated with nitrate pollution, Greenpeace warned today at the launch of a new report, 'Nitrates in drinking water in the Philippines and Thailand.' The report, launched simultaneously in both countries, is the result of a Greenpeace Water Patrol investigation which studied nitrate levels in drinking water sources and their relation to nitrogen fertilizer use in farming areas. The study shows that nitrate pollution in important farming areas are alarmingly well above World Health Organization (WHO) safety limits.