Bottled Water Isn’t Safe from Drugs Either


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You probably already know that drinking bottled water is one of the least green things you can do. I’ve blogged about this before, and I haven’t had even a sip of bottled water since June 2007.

At any rate, one of the big stories this week is how pharmaceutical drugs are showing up in our nation’s drinking water. This isn’t a surprise – not only are we the most medicated civilization in history (yet, somehow the sickest too), but we’ve been told for years to put leftover prescription medications down the toilet.

I have a feeling there have been a few bottled water fans feeling vindicated by this news, but wait – not so fast. The FDA, who regulates the bottled-water industry, has no standards for pharmaceuticals in bottled water. This is good for the manufacturers, because most bottled water comes straight from the tap (which we’ve just learned is already contaminated with drugs).

Save your money, your life, and your planet – drink tap water!



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