Bottled Water

choose filtered tap water

water bottles washed ashore on a beach

Here are the facts:

Use a stainless steel container (or a glass mug) and fill it with filtered tap water.

The Truth About Bottled Water

Better Options:

Family with filtered water

Get More Information:

Bottled Water: Pure Drink or Pure Hype
http://www.nrdc.org/water/drinking/bw/bwinx.asp
Natural Resources Defense Council petition to the FDA on the results of a four-year study of the bottled water industry, including its bacterial and chemical contamination problems. The petition and report find major gaps in bottled water regulation and conclude that bottled water is not necessarily safer than tap water.

Opinion of the Scientific Panel on Food Additives, Flavourings, Processing Aids and Materials in Contact with Food on a request from the Commission related to 2,2-BIS(4-HYDROXYPHENYL)PROPAN (Bisphenol A)
http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/scdocs/doc/s428.pdf
The Scientific Panel on Food Additives, Flavourings, Processing Aids and Materials in Contact with Food , evaluation of the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food, giving particular attention to the exposure of infants.

Environment, Health and Safety Online: Drinking Water Information
http://www.ehso.com/ehso3.php?URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nrdc.org/water/drinking/bw/table1.html
Parallels the Natural Resources Defense Council report and incorporates newer information on consumption of bottled water.

Contact the Center for Environmental Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute for updated information and evidence-based resources at http://www.environmentaloncology.org.