NEW YORK. Don’t drink the bottled water. That’s the message that the non-profit organization Environmental Working Group is sending after its reviews of 173 brands of bottled water were, well, a little murky.
According to the EWG, more than half of the brands surveyed in 2010 actually flunked the transparency test, which looked at whether the location of their water source, the treatment methods and the tests to verify the water’s purity were listed on the product’s label or company website.
In total, EWG’s survey shows that 18 percent of bottled water brands still fail to reveal their water's geographic source and 32 percent do not disclose treatment methods and purity testing methods. Additionally, researchers found that 13 percent publish “water quality” reports that lack any actual test results.
The EWG recommend that con-sumers stick to tap water.
Bottled water fails survey
<br /><strong>NEW YORK. </strong>Don’t drink the bottled water. That’s the message thatthe non-profit organization Environmental Working Group is sending afterits reviews of 173 brands of bottled water were, well, a little murky.