The IBWA flatly refutes this charge, saying that FDA regulation requires that bottled
water standards be at least as protective of public health as EPA standards for tap water.
And about the claim that bottled
water companies are allegedly depleting America's aquifers, has E reviewed any data?
Tests of the bottled
water for arsenic found 11 brands, or 19 percent, with levels above 1 ppb.
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A 2001 World Wildlife Fund (WWF) study confirmed the widespread belief that consumers associate bottled
water with social status and healthy living.
water companies that have paid for the official title in recent years include Canadian-based NAYA and Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water.
water continues to take an increasing share of bottled
And some wonder if bottled
water quenches human greed far better than human thirst.
If California students are any indication, their strong preferences may signal a new trend in bottled
water consumption on university campuses nationally among this young intellectual demographic.
While the quality of public water supplies is regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), bottled
water that crosses state lines is regulated as a food product by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Americans pay a premium for bottled
water but consumers who think their favorite brand is cleaner than tap water might consider a four-year study that found contaminants exceeding drinking-water standards.
com/reports/c42737) has announced the addition of "Global Soft Drink and Bottled
Water Manufacturing" to their offering.