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Why do so many people drink bottled water?

Some quotes from a solid article (Yahoo - Bottled Water: nectar of the Frauds?) on the bottled water phenomenom. I am just as guilty as anyone. The problem is that I've previously read about the ill effects of re-using plastic bottles. Glass is supposed to be better. And I'm not about to take a glass bottle with me to class. Regardless, after reading this article I'm thinking about reverting back to my old school ways of drinking from the tap.

- "Americans drank 26 billion liters of bottled water in 2004, or roughly one eight-ounce glass per person every day"
- "At up to $2.50 per liter ($10 per gallon), bottled water costs more than gasoline in the United States."
- "Bottled water is not guaranteed to be any healthier than tap water. In fact, roughly 40 percent of bottled water begins as tap water; often the only difference is added minerals that have no marked health benefit..."


posted by Michael Tavani @ 11:57 AM |

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