Why you should think twice before drinking Nairobi’s borehole water

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A woman fetches water from a tap. 

Photo credit: File | Joseph Kanyi | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Fluoride is a soluble salt that occurs naturally in groundwater, foods, soil and some minerals.

  • Locally, it is mostly consumed in water.

  • Fluoride has no colour, taste or smell and can only be detected in a laboratory.

Do you live in the Nairobi metropolitan area? Were you drawn to your current residence because the developer said county water supply is supplemented by a borehole and hence a reliable supply all year round? 

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