From a NYT editorial:
The Environmental Working Group released a report Wednesday that charged that some bottled waters were “no different than tap water.” And it found fertilizer residue, pain medication and other chemicals in some major brands.
While a lot of bottled water may be as pure as promised in those alluring commercials, the real problem is telling which is which. Public water supplies are regulated by the federal government. Not so for bottled water.
If you missed Charles Fishman’s wonderful expose on the bottled-water industry, which appeared in Fast Company, now’s the time to take a gander.