Monthly Archives: May 2012

Which Bottled Water Will You Drink This Summer?

It’s my view that the concern felt among consumers about contaminants in bottled water is exaggerated. I’ve reviewed the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) study that listed contaminants found in bottled water and conclude that for the most part bottled water is safe. I drink bottled water when I travel. Otherwise I drink appropriately filtered tap water. My preference is to drink local spring water with a slightly alkaline pH. You’ll also find a link to a report in which I recommend specific regional (U.S. only) bottled waters for only 99 cents, less than the cost of a bottle of water.

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One Fine Mess…It’s National Drinking Water Week

This is national drinking water week and I’m wondering what that means to you. Probably not much. The American Water Works Association is suggesting that we focus this week on our drinking water infrastructure. But there are problems with the water supply system in the United States. One big problem is the fact that while some cities discharge sewage into our rivers other cities withdraw that water downstream and use it as their drinking water supply. Another problem is the use of pesticides on farm land with known carcinogenic impacts on people. These pesticides end up in our rivers and lakes after a rain and also contribute to health problems for people who bathe in or drink this water. So while the American Water Works Association celebrates National Drinking Water week I am writing this and wondering how we’re going to get out of this mess.

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