Bottled Water May Not Be Better

Smart CafeMoms were abuzz this week when news came out that 10 major brands of bottled water contain up to 38 different chemicals. Courney333 posted, "This is why I just drink tap."


The Environmental Working Group found the following contaminants: disinfection byproducts, caffeine, pharmaceuticals (Tylenol), heavy metals and minerals including arsenic and radioactive isotopes, fertilizer residue (nitrate and ammonia) and more.

Ewww. Scary.

This agency goes on to state that unlike tap water, which is tested every year, the bottled water industry doesn't disclose their results. They also point out that bottled water costs 1,900 times the price of tap.

Hmmm. Do you believe this news? What do you drink up?

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