The Cold Hard Truth!
Looking for the best bottled
water companies? Let me give you a little friendly advice.
Don’t bother. The industry has problems.
First of all, it’s not well regulated. In
the United States, the Food and Drug administration sets
the standards, if you can call them that.
The liquid in the
bottle must be equivalent to tap water. No purification is
required. Testing only need be conducted when the beverages are
transported across state lines. 30-40% of them use regular
tap-water. 80% contain BPA.
bottled water companies try to provide a high
quality product. They do use modern purification methods.
The mistake is made when they put the purified waters in a
A monomer called BPA or
Bisphenol-A is used to create the plastic. The plastic “leaks”
BPA into the waters. BPA is a suspected carcinogen and a known
endocrine disruptor. In the body, it acts like
The amount of BPA that may be
present depends on when the product was bottled. That may
explain why only 80% of the tested products were found to
contain it. The other 20% simply hadn’t been in the bottle long
One of the best bottled water
companies is Coca Cola. They’ve been in the business of
supplying beverages to the public for a long time and as far as
I know, Coke has never been recalled. On the other hand,
Dasani, their purified drinking water was recalled because it contained
Bromate is a disinfection
by-product. It is sometimes referred to as a DBP or a THM. It
is created when bromide, a naturally occurring compound, reacts
with ozone or chlorine and sunlight.
You see, Coca-cola uses tap
water from local municipal suppliers and then uses reverse
osmosis to filter it. Nearly all public suppliers use chlorine,
most wells contain bromide and when exposed to the sunlight,
you get bromate.
Reverse osmosis doesn’t remove
bromate or other DBPs. It doesn’t even remove chlorine. The
system can’t remove chemicals that are molecularly smaller than
water or those that are gases. So, when you’re drinking Dasani,
you may as well be drinking straight from your own
For many years, Perrier was
considered one of the best bottled water companies. The entire
supply was recalled a few years ago because it tested positive
for benzene. Perrier didn’t do the testing and for a while they
tried to claim that the bottle tested was a rarity and the
contamination was limited to that single lot.
So, other lots were tested,
but the results were all the same. Benzene levels 15 times
higher than that allowed for tap-water. Benzene is a known
carcinogen. If present in large enough quantities, it causes
illness and death. Small amounts over many years cause
My advice is this, buy a
home purifier and bottle your own in glass. It’s
a more affordable option, better for the environment and
better for your health. Stop looking for the best bottled
water companies and look for a multi-stage selective
filtration device that removes chemicals and other
contaminants. That’s really the best choice.
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