Is bottled water better for you?

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If you think bottled water is safer than tap water, you will need to read the next.

A Dutch study presented at a recent meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in Washington, DC. Found that 40% of bottled water is contaminated with bacteria and or fungi.

Some readers may already have known that some so called spring water is actually tap water without any purification. Many brands of bottled water are indeed inferior to tap water in regard to their safety.

Years ago when I was in grad school, we did a sensory evaluation on the odor of the bottled water. We found that the opaque bottles often times carry strong plastic odor.

To avoid ingestion of pollutants through water, consumers will need to use as less water as possible. Drinking 8 cups a day may not always be necessary. Let common sense be your guide. Drinking too much water could get you a lot of pollutants.

If you buy and drink bottled water, ensure the bottle is transparent. I suggest that opaque and colored bottles be avoided. At home, you’d better use a filter for the tap water, particularly when you’ve got a child or two. Filters will need to be certified by a third party for its sound quality. There are some products on the market that just self-claim certain advantages. Do not use these products

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