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reformist Donating Member (93 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-18-09 12:31 PM
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44. Has anyone tested bottled water for these contaminants???

Or should we just take the corporation's word that it's "pure", whatever that means?
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  -Bottled water sales dry up, industry asks why? RamboLiberal  Dec-18-09 10:09 AM   #0 
  - Ain't that just too bad.  hobbit709   Dec-18-09 10:10 AM   #1 
  - UNION BUSTER!  rocktivity   Dec-18-09 11:55 AM   #33 
     - Look closely, mine's a quintet.  hobbit709   Dec-18-09 01:44 PM   #59 
        - The fifth one had better have a green card  rocktivity   Dec-18-09 02:48 PM   #70 
  - because you can open  melm00se   Dec-18-09 10:12 AM   #2 
  - Then use the filter, because the tap water is not to be trusted.  damntexdem   Dec-18-09 12:22 PM   #39 
  - Half of bottled water is straignt tap water though. I agree a filter.  superconnected   Dec-18-09 12:39 PM   #46 
  - Yes, because the news is filled with stories about tap water killing entire cities  Politicub   Dec-18-09 09:13 PM   #90 
  - Ummm What Do You Think Is In the Bottle? TAP WATER  we can do it   Dec-18-09 09:23 PM   #91 
  - Most studies have found tap water to be safer than bottled ...  surrealAmerican   Dec-19-09 03:14 PM   #99 
  - Nestle wanted to open a bottled water plant in McCloud  XemaSab   Dec-20-09 11:51 AM   #110 
  - +1 I use a Brita, too---works great on DC water from the Potomac  wordpix   Dec-18-09 02:53 PM   #71 
  - +1 I love my Brita pitcher...  Luciferous   Dec-18-09 06:14 PM   #86 
     - I carry mine with me on road trips  wordpix   Dec-18-09 09:01 PM   #89 
  - Bottled water is a scam, that's why people aren't buying it.  AndyA   Dec-18-09 10:14 AM   #3 
  - Even if bottles get recycled, there is still a green cost to the original manufacture and to the  No Elephants   Dec-18-09 10:38 AM   #13 
  - Yep. A Brita or Pur filter is healthier and cheaper in the long run anyway. nt  Lorien   Dec-20-09 02:30 AM   #106 
  - Bottled water from municipal sources is OK -- it it comes from springs and wells, look out  FarCenter   Dec-18-09 11:22 AM   #27 
  - The "glow" of good health, eh?  dixiegrrrrl   Dec-18-09 05:22 PM   #82 
  - Bottled water is the antithesis of "green"  stubertmcfly   Dec-18-09 11:56 AM   #34 
  - Not to mention the cost of fossil fuels used in both delivery and  robo50   Dec-20-09 09:13 AM   #109 
  - "Just" filtered "a few extra times"?  damntexdem   Dec-18-09 12:25 PM   #42 
  - I'm sure the economy is part of it. It's certainly NOT  napi21   Dec-18-09 10:15 AM   #4 
  - And all that plastic going into landfills. Just buy a Brita pitcher and filters.  Roland99   Dec-18-09 10:18 AM   #7 
     - Even my dog likes the Brita. Little brat won't drink Chicago city water anymore.  Hassin Bin Sober   Dec-18-09 12:12 PM   #36 
        - my dog will not drink tap water, to the point of getting a bit dehydrated  KakistocracyHater   Dec-18-09 07:01 PM   #88 
  - Golly, gee! I can't imagine why people would stop buying  MineralMan   Dec-18-09 10:17 AM   #5 
  - Brita filters?  The_Commonist   Dec-18-09 10:17 AM   #6 
  - GMTA  Roland99   Dec-18-09 10:18 AM   #8 
  - Not sure why you are relating Britta filters to that. I don't know anyone who throws them in the  No Elephants   Dec-18-09 10:54 AM   #17 
     - I don't think they're equating the two.  Frosty cupcake   Dec-18-09 11:04 AM   #22 
        - Exactly...  The_Commonist   Dec-18-09 11:24 AM   #29 
  - I hope the bastards who though up this planet-destroying abomination  kestrel91316   Dec-18-09 10:20 AM   #9 
  - I use reverse osmosis filtering. nt  Romulox   Dec-18-09 10:20 AM   #10 
  - An in-home one?  silverweb   Dec-18-09 12:48 PM   #52 
     - We have an under-sink model that the wife and I installed.  Romulox   Dec-18-09 02:01 PM   #64 
        - Good to know.  silverweb   Dec-18-09 04:30 PM   #80 
  - There's hope for the intelligence of the general public yet!  Demit   Dec-18-09 10:22 AM   #11 
  - amazing, isn't it?  wordpix   Dec-18-09 02:54 PM   #72 
  - I spent $250 on a reverse osmosis unit and I got all the pure water I need.  W T F   Dec-18-09 10:30 AM   #12 
  - Supposedly, the metal bottles are better for you bc chemicals leach out of plastic bottles into your  No Elephants   Dec-18-09 10:58 AM   #19 
     - I do think people aren't buying the plastic bottled water due to BPAs.  Raschel   Dec-18-09 11:01 AM   #20 
        - I've had BPA free Nalgene and bike bottles for a couple years now...nt  Romulox   Dec-18-09 12:39 PM   #47 
        - Seriously.  CrispyQ   Dec-18-09 06:11 PM   #85 
           - The replaceable plastic filters and cartridges are rich in BPA.  Mika   Dec-20-09 08:25 AM   #107 
              - That's good to know.  CrispyQ   Dec-20-09 08:29 AM   #108 
  - Easiest and first step to saving the planet  randr   Dec-18-09 10:45 AM   #14 
  - Because it's ridiculous to pay a dollar per bottle  JonQ   Dec-18-09 10:48 AM   #15 
  - or how about the fact  Blue Owl   Dec-18-09 11:14 AM   #25 
     - I like how people flip out when gas hits 3 dollars a gallon  JonQ   Dec-18-09 11:23 AM   #28 
        - That's because they've been brainwashed to be scared of tap water. n/t  reformist   Dec-18-09 12:33 PM   #45 
  - Its the economy  boomerbust   Dec-18-09 10:50 AM   #16 
  - When did tap water become so scary anyway?  reformist   Dec-18-09 10:58 AM   #18 
  - For Your Reading Enjoyment.  jayfish   Dec-18-09 12:25 PM   #41 
  - Has anyone tested bottled water for these contaminants???  reformist   Dec-18-09 12:31 PM   #44 
  - I Don't Know Why It Matters.  jayfish   Dec-18-09 12:45 PM   #50 
  - Nealy all bottled water comes from tap water though, and the last study I saw was half is  superconnected   Dec-18-09 12:52 PM   #53 
     - Please Note:  jayfish   Dec-18-09 01:02 PM   #55 
        - Whats the naive bordering on trollish for?  superconnected   Dec-18-09 01:05 PM   #56 
           - It's naive to doubt scare stories?  reformist   Dec-18-09 01:13 PM   #58 
           - Maybe It Wasn't.  jayfish   Dec-18-09 01:46 PM   #60 
           - "Grow A Spine"??  jayfish   Dec-18-09 01:48 PM   #61 
              - I only said grow a spine to you because I thought you were calling me naieve and trollish.  superconnected   Dec-19-09 04:52 PM   #100 
                 - LOL!  jayfish   Dec-19-09 06:08 PM   #101 
  - Said industry is selling tap water anyway. (nt)  Posteritatis   Dec-19-09 02:36 PM   #98 
  - 3.2 percent of the bottled water users discovered that tap...  Ozymanithrax   Dec-18-09 11:01 AM   #21 
  - We only buy bottled during hurricane season.  Akoto   Dec-18-09 11:09 AM   #23 
  - It should for dudes especially. I know two relatively young guys who have gotten prostate cancer.  onehandle   Dec-18-09 11:11 AM   #24 
  - I have hypo-thyroidism and believe me I drink bottled water only if I can & recycle!  1776Forever   Dec-18-09 11:21 AM   #26 
  - thyroid  diamidue   Dec-20-09 03:05 PM   #113 
  - Gee,I wonder why...  krispos42   Dec-18-09 11:33 AM   #30 
  - Oneof my favorite Lewis Black  xxqqqzme   Dec-18-09 06:03 PM   #84 
  - Remember......Evian spelled backwards is.......  SergeStorms   Dec-18-09 11:50 AM   #31 
  - +1 nt  Critters2   Dec-18-09 02:22 PM   #68 
  - Candidate for this year's "You Call This NEWS?" award  rocktivity   Dec-18-09 11:53 AM   #32 
  - It's good news in my book. Less plastic being put out and maybe Poland Springs will stop  GreenPartyVoter   Dec-18-09 12:14 PM   #37 
  - Here's why I don't buy them anymore.  LittleGirl   Dec-18-09 12:03 PM   #35 
  - Tap water cannot be trusted, at least without filtering.  damntexdem   Dec-18-09 12:21 PM   #38 
  - My tap water can. It comes ice cold gravity fed from a spring  cali   Dec-18-09 01:50 PM   #62 
  - But most of bottled water  arikara   Dec-18-09 02:56 PM   #74 
  - Since I started getting my water at a locally owned water store, I've noticed...  DesertDiamond   Dec-18-09 12:23 PM   #40 
  - Yep. Our local Fred Meyers store has their name brand that tates like suds.  superconnected   Dec-18-09 12:55 PM   #54 
  - switched over to a reusable metal bottle filled with tap water  Blue_Tires   Dec-18-09 12:27 PM   #43 
  - Uh, maybe because people realized they had been dumbasses to buy it?  hatrack   Dec-18-09 12:40 PM   #48 
  - But the real truth is, they can't afford it so finally switched to cheaper/better means.  superconnected   Dec-18-09 12:40 PM   #49 
  - In our case, it's the packaging  LisaM   Dec-18-09 12:46 PM   #51 
  - Yep, I bought my 12 bottles of tea-like stuff in GLASS bottles, then I  Better Today   Dec-18-09 01:12 PM   #57 
  - This is the winning plan  XemaSab   Dec-20-09 12:06 PM   #111 
  - Every other bottled beverage segment soda, energy drinks, tea and the like saw even worse sales  Winterblues   Dec-18-09 01:50 PM   #63 
  - they should be bad, too---just add a bunch of sugar, food coloring and artificial flavor to tap H2O  wordpix   Dec-18-09 02:58 PM   #75 
  - Too many people heard about Colin Beavan's handy, environmentally  kestrel91316   Dec-18-09 02:02 PM   #65 
  - Heh. Drinking bottled water is one way to flush your money down the toilet. n/t  Zorra   Dec-18-09 02:05 PM   #66 
  - That really is the bottom line-  depakid   Dec-18-09 04:51 PM   #81 
  - How could people survive before bottled water???  pissedoff01   Dec-18-09 02:22 PM   #67 
  - I have three plastic bottles, recycle numbers 2,4,and 5, that I bought at church rummage sales,  Critters2   Dec-18-09 02:25 PM   #69 
  - next up: plastic cups and plates---along the same "abomination" lines  wordpix   Dec-18-09 02:55 PM   #73 
  - "Brita", huh? (I'd never heard of the brand until now, here in Europe).  Ghost Dog   Dec-18-09 03:40 PM   #76 
  - there's "pur" brand too  shanti   Dec-18-09 11:25 PM   #93 
  - I smell recession. n/t.  freedomnorth   Dec-18-09 03:48 PM   #77 
  - All the money I used to spend on bottled water now goes to bottled air.  SlipperySlope   Dec-18-09 04:05 PM   #78 
  - "Industry?"  november3rd   Dec-18-09 04:05 PM   #79 
  - when people don't have jobs, they cut back on frivolous luxuries.  dysfunctional press   Dec-18-09 05:28 PM   #83 
  - A lot of us stopped buying it and got filters  marlakay   Dec-18-09 06:50 PM   #87 
  - brita filter, tap water, and a stainless steel container  shanti   Dec-18-09 11:24 PM   #92 
  - Why aren't people buying bottled water?  MattSh   Dec-19-09 02:35 AM   #94 
  - Thank God!  Ter   Dec-19-09 02:36 AM   #95 
  - The question is "why" did people ever fall for the bottled-water scam in the first place!  Withywindle   Dec-19-09 03:21 AM   #96 
  - Several Reasons  RobinA   Dec-19-09 09:33 PM   #103 
  - They always ask why?  Tabasco_Dave   Dec-19-09 05:24 AM   #97 
  - who would expect them to admit the anti-bw crowd makes a difference  freesqueeze   Dec-19-09 06:33 PM   #102 
  - I wonder if this is why we're suddenly being warned about the dangers of tap water  apples and oranges   Dec-19-09 10:57 PM   #104 
  - no, tap water IS baddue to chlorination, forming carcinogenic trihalomethanes  wordpix   Dec-20-09 02:08 PM   #112 
  - I have a well  EvilAL   Dec-20-09 12:06 AM   #105 
  - Why no market for bottled water?  JustABozoOnThisBus   Dec-20-09 03:12 PM   #114 
  - I wonder what water filter sales look like.  JNelson6563   Dec-20-09 04:56 PM   #115 
  - I just bought a fridge with filtered water dispenser--tastes great.  Kingofalldems   Dec-20-09 05:21 PM   #116 

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