Articles | Volume 14, issue 1
Drink. Water Eng. Sci., 14, 73–80, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/dwes-14-73-2021
Drink. Water Eng. Sci., 14, 73–80, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/dwes-14-73-2021

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: Publish subject to technical corrections (05 Jan 2021) by Luuk Rietveld
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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.