Articles | Volume 14, issue 1
Drink. Water Eng. Sci., 14, 73–80, 2021
Drink. Water Eng. Sci., 14, 73–80, 2021

Research article 11 Feb 2021

Research article | 11 Feb 2021

Evaluation of changes in some physico-chemical properties of bottled water exposed to sunlight in Bauchi State, Nigeria

Rose E. Daffi and Fwangmun B. Wamyil


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (21 Dec 2020) by Luuk Rietveld
AR by Fwangmun Wamyil on behalf of the Authors (03 Jan 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (05 Jan 2021) by Luuk Rietveld
Short summary
We investigated the effect of long exposure to sunlight (as practised by retailers and peddlers in Bauchi State, Nigeria) of commercial plastic-bottled drinking water. The levels of physical/chemical parameters were measured for five brands, and it was found that levels of pH, antimony, nitrates, and bisphenol A changed significantly as exposure time increased, thus highlighting the importance of proper monitoring of storage and retailing of plastic bottle products to safeguard consumer health.