Chlorination, which can create byproducts suspected to be carcinogenic, is used primarily on municipal water supplies (from which 25 percent of bottled
waters are actually sourced).
"These regulations will help correct the perception that companies just put tap water in a bottle, eliminate nebulous label phrases, and unify the current patchwork of state regulations by mid-1994," says Jane Lazgin, spokesperson for the Connecticut-based Perrier Group of America, which comprises 12 bottled
water companies and controls 26 percent of the U.S.
During the past 12 months, Ninkasi bottled
2 million, 22-ounce bottles and 19 million, 12-ounce bottles, AAsum said.
IBWA released a water use ratio study in 2013, showing that the amount of water used to produce bottled
water products is less than all other types of packaged beverages--on average, only 1.39 liters per liter of finished bottled
water, and that includes the liter that is consumed.
water costs 1,000 times more than tap water, fifty glasses of tap water cost around one penny.
Indeed, says Stephen Kay, vice president of communications for the International Bottled
Water Association (IBWA) of Alexandria, Virginia, water cooler bottles already enjoy a 99% reclamation rate, although they can only be reused so many times before they simply wear out.
The authors were also interested in the levels of fluoride in bottled
water versus tap water.
As far as federal authorities are concerned, bottled
water currently has to meet standards for only 22 contaminants: eight fewer than for tap water.
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With the goal of maximizing public participation, the APC, NAPCOR, APR, NSDA, the International Bottled
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In Europe, Spendrups and Bitburger Beer are bottled
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