Pesticides

THE PROBLEM

Drinking water often contains too many pesticides. Traces of foreign bodies and pollutants in groundwater are mainly found in urban and farming areas and these represent 80% of our sources of drinking water. Fertiliser and pesticide residue reach the water after penetrating the soil and damage the quality of water long term.

This upwards trend is due to urbanisation, the intensive use of pesticides in agriculture, road transport and even pesticide use in private gardens.

Source: https://www.tdg.ch/suisse/eau-potable-contient-pesticides/story/18846294