If you think bottled water is safer than tap water, then 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 percent of bottled water is contaminated with bacteria and or fungi.
Chemical or biological contamination of bottled water has been already found for many years. 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 security.
The package per se can be a problem. 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 take strong plastic odor.
To prevent 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 can 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, especially once you’ve got a child or two. Filters will need to be certified by a third party for its audio quality. There are a few products on the marketplace that just self-claim certain advantages. Don’t use such products.