Tests on 10 leading brands detected the presence of 38 contaminants ranging from bacteria, caffeine, fertilizer and solvents to the radioactive element strontium.
Overall, the level of contaminants wasn’t high enough to pose any threat to safety. All the brands met the federal requirements for safe drinking water, although a few brands contained levels of chlorine by-products nearly three times above California’s limit.
This information begs the question, why pay a premium (1,900 times more) for bottled water if it is essentially the same as tap water? Thomas Burke, one of the developers of the Safe Drinking Water Act and associate dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore, says that there is little difference between the two kinds of water except the price.
Replacing bottled water with tap
water might save a family of four as much as $20 per week. This
choice seems to be an easy way to help make ends meet. What do you
"Water is the most neglected nutrient in your diet but one of the most vital." Kelly