A survey of websites and labels of more than 170 bottled waters sold in the U.S. found only three - and only one of the top 10 domestic brands - that give customers information about the water's source, the method of purification and any chemical pollutants that remained after the water was treated, according to a new report by Environmental Working Group (EWG).
Nestlé's Pure Life Purified Water discloses its water source and treatment method on the label and offers an 800-number that consumers can call to request a water quality test report. But the nine other top domestic brands - Coca-Cola's Dasani, Pepsi's Aquafina, Crystal Geyser, and - strangely - six other of Nestlé's seven brands - don't answer at least one of the three key questions:
- Where does the water come from?
- Is it purified? How?
- Have tests found any contaminants?
Since July 2009, when EWG released its groundbreaking Bottled Water Scorecard, documenting the industry's failure to disclose contaminantRead More »from Whatâ€™s In Your Bottled Water â€“ Besides Water?