They discovered three years ago that some of the bottled water they were consuming had come, in fact, straight from the municipal faucet. Coca-Cola filled its Dasani brand from taps in a suburb just outside London.
At the Water Bar in Philadelphia, a bottle of water can cost as much as $50. A 750-milliliter bottle of Bling H20 costs $40 and up, depending on where you buy it. It's not a water you'd want to pour into a glass. Most of the price goes into its limited edition bottle that has its brand name spelled out in Swarovski crystals, with some more Swarovski twinkle hanging from a chain round its neck. Apparently, Paris Hilton's dog loves it."
SOURCE - Science Daily.
YAHOO NEWS – "Twenty-five percent of all bottled water is actually repackaged tap water, according to Sass. Bottled water is not necessarily healthier or safer than tap water, Tampa, Florida-based sports nutritionist Cynthia Sass told the American College of Sports Medicine 11th annual Health & Fitness Summit in Dallas … But Sass points out that an estimated 60 to 70 percent of all bottled water in the U.S. is packaged and sold within the same state, which exempts it from FDA regulation. And 1 in 5 states do not regulate that bottled water. Moreover, tests on 1,000 bottles of 103 different brands of bottled water found man-made chemicals, bacteria and arsenic in 22 percent of the bottles."
SOURCE - Yahoo News.
Did you know ...
If you purchased a 20 ounce bottle of water for $1.49 at today's water price ($1.01 per 100 cubic feet) you would be able to fill that bottle with tap water everyday for the next 19.3 years for $1.49.
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