Monday, October 27, 2008

Is Bottled Water Safe?

According to U.S. News and World Report, the America's thirst for bottled water seems unquenchable reaching nearly 30 billion bottles a year. Many consumers do not realize, however, that most bottled water is simply tap water, so "anyone who is opting for bottled over municipal water for health reasons is misguided," says the magazine. What flows out of tap in many countries is monitored to ensure conformity to strict standard.And when compared with the "outrageously expensive" bottled alternatives, tap water is also "practically free".