Bottled Water-NOby Katrina O. Indiana Water Filters
What do you really know about the bottled water you drink? Is it really safe? The Environmental Working Group has the answers. Recommended Features
- How does your brand measure up to EWG standards?
- What is the best bottled water?
- What is the worst bottled water?
- Bottled or home filtered?
Review on Bottled Water-NOMore than half of the bottled water products surveyed failed EWG's transparency test --18 percent didn't say where their water comes from, and another 32 percent did not disclose any information on treatment or purity of water.
Only three brands earned the highest possible marks for disclosing information and using the most advanced treatment methods available - Gerber Pure Purified Water, Nestle Pure Life Purified Water, and Penta Ultra-Purified Water.
On the other end of the spectrum, these six brands got the worst marks in EWG's report because they don't provide consumers with the three basic facts about water on product labels or their company website - Whole Foods Italian Still Mineral Water, Vintage Natural Spring Water, Sahara Premium Drinking Water, O Water Sport Electrolyte Enhanced Purified Drinking Water, Market Basket Natural Spring Water, and Cumby's Spring Water.
The 10 top-selling* U.S. brands rate:
1.Pure Life Purified Water (Nestle), EWG grade = B
2.Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water (Nestle), EWG grade = C
3.Aquafina Purified Drinking Water (Pepsi), EWG grade = D
4.Dasani Purified Water (Coca-Cola), EWG grade = D
5.Deer Park Natural Spring Water (Nestle), EWG grade = D
6.Ice Mountain Natural Spring Water (Nestle), EWG grade = D
7.Ozarka Natural Spring Water (Nestle), EWG grade = D
8.Poland Spring Natural Spring Water (Nestle), EWG grade = D
9.Zephyrhills Natural Spring Water (Nestle), EWG grade = D
10.Crystal Geyser Natural Alpine Spring Water (CG Roxane), EWG grade = F
Filtered tap water received the best grade (an A) from EWG because if you change your filter regularly, EWG says it is purer than bottled water, plus it saves money (bottled water can cost up to 1,900 times more than what flows from your tap). Drinking tap water also takes less of a toll on the planet. EWG offers plenty of tips for filtering your tap water so that you can drink the healthiest water possible.
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