Chemical composition of bottled mineral water

Arch Environ Health. 1989 Mar-Apr;44(2):102-16. doi: 10.1080/00039896.1989.9934383.


Thirty-seven brands of domestic and imported mineral waters were analyzed for the following: alkalinity, aluminum, barium, beryllium, boron, cadmium, calcium, chloride, chromium, cobalt, copper, fluoride, iron, lead, lithium, magnesium, manganese, mercury, molybdenum, nickel, nitrate, pH, phosphate, potassium, silver, sodium, specific conductance, sulfate, tin, vanadium, and zinc. Of the waters examined in this study, 24 had one or more determinands that were not in compliance with the drinking water standards in the United States.

MeSH terms

  • Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
  • Metals / analysis
  • Mineral Waters / analysis*
  • United States


  • Metals
  • Mineral Waters