Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Bottled Bacteria

A new study has shown that popular brands of bottled water has a huge amount of bacteria. Even compared to tap water, bottled water had more bacteria. In fact, 70% of the brands tested didn't make the American standards for the number of colony forming bacteria allowed in drinking water. Bottled water is a waste. As shown, tap water is just as good, if not better. Bottled water, as we learn from the study, has potentially pathogenic bacteria inside and isn't good for the environment. When we consume it, we lose. The companies have obviously done a good job of marketing the product as we get water for free anyway. They are selling us something we get for free! I say we use bottled water only for emergencies.
Canadian researchers say they've discovered some bottled water in Canada contains more bacteria than what comes out of the tap — although they won't reveal which brands are the culprits. 
Researchers from C-crest Laboratories in Montreal bought and tested several popular brands of bottled water, and found many of them had heterotrophic bacteria counts that were "surprisingly high."
Read more at the Vancouver Sun.

2 comments:

  1. Good article. But you should perhaps be kicked in the ass for reading garbage like the Vancouver Sun.

    Private sector strikes again.

    I wonder how long it will take our Idiotcracy to figure out that corporations need extremely close supervision, at all times even if it costs a "few pennies" on the dollar?

    MB

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  2. it’s good that I drink Brita filtered tap water instead of spending tons of money on bottled. Bacteria also has health benefits such as making people happy and allowing them to learn better. Here’s an article about it. http://cbt20.wordpress.com/2010/05/25/can-bacteria-make-you-smarter/

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