Vitargent (International) Biotechnology Limited

Drinking Water

The Problem

Toxic chemicals from sources including factory waste, agriculture and landfill contaminate our drinking water.

  • Lead has been found in tap water in the United States and Hong Kong.
  • China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection found that drinking water in 50% of major Chinese cities does not meet official quality standards.

The cases we know are just the tip of the iceberg.

Our Role

Vitargent tests water to check if it’s safe to drink. Our zebrafish and medaka embryos signal the presence of pollutants including pesticides, pharmaceuticals and industrial waste.

We worked with Hong Kong property developers to conduct thorough tests of the drinking water supplied in their properties. We identified problem areas and helped our client to devise and implement solutions. Water samples were checked and re-checked to ensure that the water in all their properties was sparkling clean and safe to drink.