Bottled Water Quality Investigation: 10 Major Brands, 38 Pollutants

A new study by the Environmental Working Group investigates serious contaminant levels in bottled water. Findings include Bottled water contains disinfection byproducts, fertilizer residue, and pain medication.

The resulting recommendations for consumers include:

  1. Drink filtered tap water instead of bottled water
  2. Stop using plastic water bottles… switch to stainless steel
  3. Urge policymakers to improve source water protection programs

Executive summary of the article:
http://www.ewg.org/reports/bottledwater

What consumers can do about the problem:
http://www.ewg.org/research/bottled-water-quality-investigation/recommendations

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