CHINA'S tap water is still not safe to drink despite the adoption, on Sunday, of stricter standards concerning drinking water quality, according to a Tsinghua University professor.
Tap water which is tested as qualified in the plants might be polluted during the delivery process, and the nation hasn't appointed any authorities to supervise the implementation of the new standards to ensure their complete adoption, Wang Zhansheng told China Central Television.
Therefore, Chinese people still have to rely on tap water purifiers and can't drink water straight from the tap, Wang said.
He said he had been involved in formulating the new standards, said to be as strict as those issued by the World Health Organization, but they were not expected to be fully met until 2015.
The standards were actually first adopted on July 1, 2007, after the nation amended its drinking water standards in 2006, but have not been well implemented.
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