What’s even more disturbing is that bottled water isn’t as safe as you think it is.
Some studies show that about 25% of all bottled water is just filled with tap water.
And even worse, a report
commissioned by Switzerland-based World Wildlife Fund International concluded that "bottled water may be no safer
or healthier than tap water while selling for up to 1,000 times the price.”
The reason is an absence of standards regulating bottled water. The report continues: "In fact, there are more standards regulating tap water in Europe and the United States than those applied to the bottled water industry.”
During a 2009 hearing on bottled water, Michigan Representative Bart Stupak said:
“Over the past several years, however, bottled water has been recalled due to contamination by arsenic, bromate, cleaning compounds, mold, and bacteria. In April, a dozen students at a California junior high school reportedly were sickened after drinking bottled water from a vending machine. Consumers may not realize, but many of the regulations that apply to municipalities responsible for tap water do not apply to companies that produce bottled water.”