:: Saturday, September 09, 2006 ::
Bottled Water No Different From Tap Water
So sayeth the Chicago Tribune (emphasis mine):
The dirty secret about clean water is that regulation of bottled water is weaker than regulation of tap water. And a quarter or more of all bottled-water brands obtain their water from the same place you do--municipal water systems. These include such leading brands as Coca-Cola's Dasani and Pepsi's Aquafina.Apparently, though, if you're concerned with the purity of your essence, then you should drink bottled water, since it's usually not fluorinated. For the rest of us, though, just drink from the tap.
Still, the bottled-water industry would like you to think its products are superior--even though study after study shows no evidence that bottled water is safer or tastes better.
...The bottled-water industry doesn't explicitly claim bottled water is healthier or safer than tap water. But its ads will show you images of beautiful people, glaciers, crystal streams and mountain springs to suggest it is. After all, the industry has to find some way to differentiate and sell a liquid that has no color, no smell, virtually no taste and literally falls from the sky.
:: The Squire 1:02 PM :: email this post :: ::