High Alkaline Drinking Water Unsafe for Consumption – FDA
The Food and Drugs Authority has alerted the public on the unsafe nature of drinking water with high alkaline levels.
According to a statement signed by the Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mrs. Delese Darko, the FDA had sighted a promotional video on social media arguing that water with higher pH levels [alkalinity] was better for one’s health and prevented heart disease.
The FDA noted that the pH of drinking water according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), CODEX and the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) should be between 6.5 and 8.5.
“This means that any water with the pH outside this range is not suitable for drinking,” the statement added.
The organisation stressed that there was “no documented peer review evidence which has been internationally accepted and endorsed by the WHO and the Medical Community indicating that water of a more alkaline nature impacts good health better than other drinking water.”
It added that it has not yet founded any drinking water on the market with unacceptable pH levels following its surveillance.
Find the full statement below