Le Temps : Neslé used depollution processes banned in Switzerland in its Henniez mineral water (31 January 2024) > After acknowledging the use of UV and activated carbon treatments in its French mineral water, Neslé says it must use the same treatments in its Swiss Henniez water to ensure its potability.

RTS info: Bottled water contains hundreds of thousands of plastic particles per litre (9 January 2024) >The results of a scientific study published on Monday 08 January 2024 in the journal PNAS revealed that each litre of bottled water contains between 110,000 and 370,000 particles, 90% of which are nanoplastics.

RTS info: PFAS found in almost half of tap water samples in Switzerland (December 5, 2023) > While trying to be reassuring, the association of Swiss cantonal chemists announces that almost half of the taps in Switzerland dispense water containing carcinogenic PFAS.

LE TEMPS: Switzerland late in limiting PFAS (December 4, 2023) > Le Temps is concerned that the Swiss authorities have still not set standards concerning PFAS, particularly with regard to water and food . The French-speaking daily also devotes a complete file to PFAS in Switzerland .

THE WORLD: The two main eternal pollutants classified as carcinogenic (December 1, 2023) > The French daily reports that PFOA and PFOS, two PFAS (eternal pollutants) among the most widespread, have been definitively classified as carcinogenic by the IARC (international center for cancer research).

BLICK: Is tap water in Switzerland bad for your health? (November 06, 2023) > The article explains why tap water in Switzerland requires precautions. According to expert Matthias Mend, the use of opaque stainless steel systems is recommended to prevent the proliferation of pathogens. For filters, he recommends those that contain activated carbon to purify the water and enrich it with minerals, as well as to neutralize odors. Finally, he advises not to be fooled by carbonated water which does not get rid of pollutants or contaminants present in your tap water.

GOOD TO KNOW: Pollutants in tap water: one in two households affected in Switzerland (July/August 2023) > The Swiss consumer magazine analyzed more than 1,500 samples of tap water, coming from households across the four corners of the country. Result: almost half of the samples contain PFAS, these potentially carcinogenic pollutants.

RTS info: Rainwater is unfit for consumption everywhere on Earth, according to a study (August 10, 2022) > Summary of the Stockholm University study on the quality of rainwater analyzed in different points on Earth, establishing that rainwater is no longer drinkable on our planet.