Bottled Water Scrutinized by Congress

Bottled Water Now Being Scrutinized by Congress after
Two New Studies!

Bottled Water Scrutinized by Congress

Just when you thought it was safe to drink water…duna, duna…no it’s not Jaws, it’s just good old bottled water. Why do you drink bottled water? According to the Washington Post, if you are like most Americans you drink it because you feel it is safer and healthier than tap water. But hold on just a minute. Did you know that in a recent study conducted by a non-profit organization called the Environmental Working Group, only two out of 188 bottled water companies surveyed provided any information about the water’s source and treatment? How can this be?

Tap water is regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and so too is bottled water, right? Wrong! Bottled water, which is considered a food, is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Because of this fact, the companies that bottle the water are not requires by law to disclose their source or what treatment was done to the water like tap water has to do. Additionally, tap water sources, like a municipal source, must disclose within 24 hours to its customers any potentially hazardous conditions that the water may have been exposed to, bottled water does not.

It is these facts along with the study conducted by the Environmental Working Group and another study done by the Government Accountability Office that had members of Congress dropping their jaws and opening their eyes to the very real dangers of bottled water. So concerned is congress that the members sent out letters to 13 of the biggest water bottling plants to seek more information.
One sure way to set up regulations that count is to get Congress involved and that seems to be exactly what is going on right now. Many of the Congressmen and women are drinkers of bottled water themselves and much like us they want to know that the water they are putting into their bodies is safe to drink.

So what do you do?

While it is not suggested that you run out and stick your head under a faucet if you are thirsty it sure seems that you may at least be getting a healthier drink of water versus drinking bottled water. But the only way to be sure about what you are drinking is to consume water that you know has been treated properly and in return will be good for you to ingest.

One way to know exactly what you are getting is to drink mineralized alkaline water. This type of water can be derived from any source of water provided you have an alkaline water filtration system to do the work for you. Once treated, not only will you get a delicious glass of mineralized alkaline water, but you can also be sure that the water going into your body is the best thing for your body.

In the meantime, you may want to stay away from bottled water, as there seems to be more and more coming out about the harmful effects it may have on your body. Each week more studies are being conducted and more reports are being published. Now the reports are getting so alarming that the men and women in Washington are getting involved. Until the day you can get a guaranteed safe bottle of water to drink you either need to stick to tap water (YUCK) or get an alkaline water filtration system and make whatever water source you have a safe a tasty one that produces oodles of mineralized alkaline water.

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