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Bottled Water-NO

by 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.
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More 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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Yoginder Aggarwal Advanced  Surgical and Fitness Goods
Wow !

What A Great Site !!

I Life It Too Much !!!
Jan 11th 2011 08:49   
Phil Stan Senior  Blogger
Hello! Not only the EWG does measures of bottled water. I am though surprised that you publish brands and names of bottled waters. Still I don't live in the USA so I don't drink any of it. I think. Romania has real mineral water springs, but me and my family drink water from the tap and we are using an American patented water filter system, which is called eSpring. And I agree with you that my thirst is better treatened with water from the tap.
Jan 11th 2011 11:00   
Katrina O. Professional   Indiana Water Filters
Thanks for your comment Phil! I am glad to read that you are filtering your water! This is exact information that EWG has.
Jan 11th 2011 11:51   
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Jan 12th 2011 12:27   
Cheryl Horton Senior   Marketer
Very interesting topic, Water. So many of us take it for granted. For myself, I use bottled water at times out of convenience. I think the real issue is, Do we know that millions die as a result of poor sanitation and contaminated water every year. Water has been called liquid Gold, the oil of the 21st century. They say one day Water could or probably will be the next reason for war.Sure hope not. Let's use water wisely and be thankful for it.
Jan 12th 2011 12:43   
Cheryl Horton Senior   Marketer
Very interesting topic on a very precious resourse!
Jan 12th 2011 12:45   
Katrina O. Professional   Indiana Water Filters
@Cheryl, thank you so very much for your quality comment! Your statement rings so very true. Water is as precious as a child, and should be treated as such!
Jan 12th 2011 13:34   
Charlie B. Committed   Mini Staffing
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Jan 12th 2011 18:14   
Bill Ritchie Freshman   
very good comment and please make everything work
Jan 12th 2011 21:53   
Ken Tallman Senior   Pastor/Marketing Consultant
do you know whats in you home water unless you test it
Jan 13th 2011 00:43   
Harsha Vardhan Advanced   
Thanks for your information and is useful to everyone..
Jan 13th 2011 10:37   
Sweet Jasmine Advanced  blogger
good information thanks for sharing
Jan 13th 2011 22:46   
Thomas Hyndman Innovator   Self Employed
Good article Katrina.
Lots of information.
I use a Zero water purifier, and a
Kor bottle to drink from.


Apr 2nd 2011 11:29   
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