Ionized alkalized restructured Kangen Water® can help you eliminate The Bottled Water Woes. How much do you know about the bottled water you drink? Not nearly enough, according to a report released by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). “Bottled water companies try hard to hide information you might find troubling,” says Jane Houlihan, senior vice president of research for the Washington, D.C. based research and advocacy group. EWG analyzed the labels of 173 unique bottled water products and the company websites to determine if companies disclose information on where water comes from, how or if their water is treated, and whether the results of purity testing are revealed. The nonprofit also looked at how effective (and advanced) any water treatment methods are. Researchers followed up by calling dozens of bottled water companies to find out which ones willingly tell consumers what’s in their bottles.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says on its website that consumers have the right to know where their water comes from and what’s in it so they can “make informed choices that affect the health of themselves and their families”. Tap water is regularly tested and consumers can find local water reports online. That’s not necessarily the case with bottled water, which is not required to disclose that information to consumers. Bottled water is a food product and every one of these companies is complying with federal law, “says Tom Lauris of the International Bottled Water Association.
More than half of the bottled water products surveyed failed EWG’s transparency test-18 percent didn’t say where their water comes from, and another 32 percent did not disclose any information on treatment or purity of their water.
Only three brands earned the highest possible marks for disclosing information and using the most advanced treatment methods available-Gerber Pure Purified, Nestle
Pure Life Purified Water and Penta Ultra-Purified
Water. On the other end of the spectrum, these six brands got the worst marks in EWGs report because they don’t provide consumers with the three basic facts about their water in product labels or their company website-Whole Foods Italian Still Mineral Water, Vintage Natural Spring Water, Sahara Premium Drinking Water, O Water Sport Electrolyte Enhanced Purified Drinking Water, Market Basket Natural Spring Water and Cumby’s Spring Water. Get hydrated with the most amazing water in the World at our next Health By Hydration Party on September 14, 2PM at Lighthouse Financial, 401 Mall Blvd., Suite 101E. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat and your gallon of water to take home.