I came across some information that I thought you might be interested in.
We all have heard about how some companies have taken plain old tap water and bottled it up and sold it for quite a profit.
It seems that nothing has changed with this but what is scarier is what is in tap water bottled or not.
A group called EWG tested 10 different bottled waters and WebMD posted the results, which is where I found them.
2 of the waters, one I have drank myself, Wal-Mart’s Sam’s Choice and Giant grocery’s Acadia brand, “bore the chemical signatures of the municipal water treatment plants in the areas where they were bottled.” according to that report.
So they just took plain old tap water and rebottled it without marking that on the label, which is law finally. Check out what they found in some of the water.
“Specifically, the investigators found that:
*Five of the tested waters contained fluoride, six contained small amounts of the fertilizer ingredient nitrate, and two contained the drug acetaminophen, sold as Tylenol.
*Samples of the Sam’s Choice water purchased at a San Francisco area Wal-Mart had levels of the disinfection byproducts trihalomethanes that exceeded the California legal limit for these chemicals.
*Samples of the Sam’s Choice brand also had higher-than-allowed levels of the chemical bromodichloromethane, which is a known carcinogen.
*Samples of Giant’s Acadia brand water also had levels of the chemicals that exceeded California safety standards, although the brand was sold only in mid-Atlantic states, where it met standards.
*The report noted that levels of the chemicals in both waters also exceeded the bottled water industry’s voluntary safety standards.”
So what does the water industry come back with “He notes that the California requirement is much higher than the FDA standard.”. I am not sure about you but I find that reeeaaaall comforting, not!
Now since much of these waters seem to come from municipal sources. All that crap found is in various water supplies around the US. Makes ya thirsty right? hahaha
The real topper here is besides the crap listed above they found that “Bottled water may also contain chemicals that leach out of plastic bottles, which are made of PET, or polyethylene terephthalate.”.
I think I will stick with filtered water and if that ever isn’t good enough, I’ll boil it as well! My goal is to remove as much of my intake of caustic chemicals as possible. The sad part is that it looks like to get to that I will have to become 100% self sufficient so I can stop getting things from stores all together. Much more work but 40 years down the line and I am still alive and kicking, literally, it would be worth it.
If we all wise up and get annoyed by this kind of crap we can get better standards and get rid of this exceptable levels of nasty chemicals, fecal matter, bug parts or anything else disgusting. I’m not joking there is an “exceptable level” of those things allowed in our food and drinks!!!! I guess maybe I am high falooting and have my standards higher than most, but I want no levels of any of that crap in my ingestibles. hahaha
People wonder why I wont eat out or over anyone else’s house unless I bring my own stuff. hahhaha Yup I have become THAT guy. Between what I have learned and Gordon Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmare’s I have seen too much. hehehe
You can read the WebMD posting with even more information here http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/news/20081014/report-some-bottled-water-not-so-pure?page=2