Is Bottled Water Safer?

June 3rd, 2010

Many of us have a thought process that goes something like this… ‘Bottled water must be better for me as I am paying for it.’  We often think that when we pay for water we are getting a higher quality product than what is cobottled-waterming outside our tap.

Canadians be alarmed.  A new report that was from Montreal based C-crest Laboratories inc. conducted research in numerous brand name bottled water and their results were quite eye opening.

The United States bacterial limit of water is to  have no more than 500 colony forming units (CFU) per millimeter of water.  When testing various tap waters in numerous Canadian cities that number was found to be about 170 CFU which is well below the safe level.

The bacteria in this new report of bottled water has a ‘revolting’ figure or 100 TIMES the safely permitted limit.  That means they found 50,000 CFU on average in this bottled water.  The specific brands of water will not be revealed, but keep in mind the most popular makers are Coke, Pepsi-co and Nestle should fall into the most recognized bottles too.

In summary – that is one point for tap water that not only saves you money, but apparently has less bacteria you could get ill by.

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