Distilled Water Assessment

What is this project and why did we do it?

Some families in Minnesota use bottled distilled water for mixing infant formula if they are concerned about contaminants in their well water or municipal tap water. However, there is currently little information available about contaminants such as plasticizers that may be present in distilled water. In June 2012, the CEC program began a small-scale study of bottled distilled water. Twelve samples of distilled water were purchased from retailers in the Twin Cities metro area and sent to the MDH Public Health Laboratory for analysis.

What are some key outcomes?

Results are being compiled and will be posted on this page in Spring 2013.

How will MDH use this information?

MDH will use this information when developing messages related to alternative water source usage.

Updated Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 07:51AM