High levels of bromate chemical found in water from Jibal Faifa Water Factory.
High levels of bromate have been found in bottled drinking water from the Jibal Faifa Water Factory in Saudi Arabia’s Sabya Governorate, local media reports on Monday.
The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has issued a warning after high levels of the chemical, suspected of causing cancer in humans, was discovered, the Saudi Gazette reports.
The factory is owned by Jazan Development Company (Jazadco) in Jazan region.
The SFDA inspects all bottled drinking water factories to monitor levels of bromate, which occurs when drinking water is treated.
Officials have written to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to stop the production of the bottled drinking water and remove it from the shelves, the paper reports.