Twenty-third session


Quality of Drinking Water on International Flights

         The Regional Committee,

         Having considered the information provided by the Japanese delegation on the quality of drinking water carried on aircrafts during international flight arriving in Tokyo from within and outside the Region,

  1. NOTES with concern the high proportion of samples which did not meet the international quality standards for drinking water recommended by WHO;
  2. URGES the health agencies of Member countries in the Region to ensure that the quality of the drinking water and ice used for international flights meets the above standards;
  3. REQUESTS the Director-General of the World Health Organization to submit this important matter to Member countries of other WHO regions for their consideration.

29 September 1972

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