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Quality Criteria

Quality Criteria of the European Spas Association (ESPA)
Adopted unanimously during the General Assembly 2006 in São Pedro do Sul (P) VIEW PDF (Issuu)VIEW PDF (file)

 

Contents

Preface 4
Preamble 4
Health – a human-ecology balance 4
Application 5
Local natural remedies 5
1 Natural local remedies 6
1.1 Healing waters 6
1.1.1 Characterisation 6
1.1.2 Medicinal-balneological assessment 7
1.1.2.1 Source description and hydrological characterisation 7
1.1.2.2 General prevention of water pollution 8
1.1.2.3 Protection of medicinal springs 8
1.1.2.4 Protection zones 8
1.1.2.5 Natural fluctuations of composition 8
1.1.3 Physical, chemical, biological and microbiological properties 9
1.1.4 Analysis of healing waters 10
1.1.4.1 Minimum requirements for analyses of healing waters 10
1.1.5 Control analysis and monitoring 11
1.2 Natural local healing gases 11
1.2.1 Medicinal-balneological assessment 12
1.2.2 Physical, chemical and microbiological properties (= analysis of healing gas) 12
1.2.2.1 Minimum requirements for healing gas analyses 12
1.2.3 Control analysis/monitoring 12
1.3 Natural peloids 12
1.3.1 Medicinal-balneological assessment 13
1.3.2 Classification 13
1.3.3 Extraction and storage 13
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