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Reasons to Stop Drinking Bottled Water

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Reasons to Stop Drinking Bottled Water

When you pay up to 1,900 times more for something, you expect it to be worth it, but when it comes to bottled water most of the benefits are pure fantasy. What’s worse most bottled water companies hide the truth about their product in order to keep this profitable scheme going.

Majority of Companies Refuse to Divulge What’s Really in Their Bottles

The Environmental Working Group, EWG, set out to find the answers to three simple, basic questions about bottled water that consumers have a right to know:

  • Where does the water come from?
  • Is it purified, and if so, how?
  • Is the water tested, and what, if any, contaminants have been found?

Interestingly, many bottled water companies will not supply you with the answers to these questions. According to the EWG, nine out of the top ten best-selling brands fail to provide answers to all three. Only one of the 173 bottled water products surveyed—Nestlé’s Pure Life Purified Water—discloses this information right on the label, and provides information for requesting a water quality test report.

In all, only three bottled water products received a good rating for transparency from the EWG:

1. Nestlé’s Pure Life Purified Water

2. Gerber Pure Purified Water

3. Penta Ultra-Purified Water

For the least transparent of the bunch, please see the EWG report. All in all, 18 percent of bottled waters do not tell you where their water comes from, and 32 percent do not disclose anything about the treatment or the purity of the water.

Why is this?

Could it be because the truth doesn’t justify the exorbitant price tag? After all, why would anyone knowingly pay a premium for something that is in many cases indistinguishable from regular tap water?

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Dr. Mercola

Dr. Mercola has been passionate about health and technology for most of his life. As a doctor of osteopathic medicine, he treated many thousands of patients for over 20 years. In the mid 90’s he integrated his passion for natural health with modern technology via the internet and developed a website, Mercola.com to spread the word about natural ways to achieve optimal health.

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6:16AM PST on Feb 12, 2014

thank you for sharing

10:32AM PDT on Aug 29, 2012

Thank you posting!
I have spent around 5 years without buying any bottled water (mostly because of the environment) and it feels so good!

7:44AM PST on Mar 10, 2012

thanks

5:15PM PST on Jan 30, 2012

Woe I was shocked by this. Went to the site,looked up certain brands of water and was floored by the grade they got. A real eye opener !!!!

12:18PM PST on Jan 23, 2012

Good information. Thanks.

7:58AM PDT on Nov 1, 2011

Thanks.

10:38AM PDT on Oct 21, 2011

Thanks

12:49AM PDT on Oct 19, 2011

its only tap water in the bottle but some people are stupid and spend a lot of money on them

8:39AM PDT on Oct 18, 2011

Had a H2o filter system in our home when we bought it. Very worth the cost of filters...and re usable bottles.

3:25PM PDT on Oct 17, 2011

Use filtered tap water...carry the water in a recycled glass jar.

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