Play it safe; drink your water from the tap

Did you see this today?

Bottled water contains more bacteria than tap water

…some brands found to harbour levels 100 times above permitted limits, according to new research.

A team of scientists found that 70 per cent of popular bottled water brands available in shops had high levels of bacteria.

The researchers from Ccrest Laboratories in Canada found that tap water had less bacteria than bottled water.

Microbiologist Dr Sonish Azam, of Ccrest Laboratories, said bottled water did not live up to its claims or purity.

She said: “Heterotrophic bacteria counts in some of the bottles were found to be in revolting figures of one hundred times more than the permitted limit.”

Yet another reason to stick to drinking straight from the tap. But use a glass, please — preferably a clean one.

2 thoughts on “Play it safe; drink your water from the tap

  1. Kathryn Fenner

    We have an under-counter filter–it hooks into the cold water fill line. We find it takes away that swampy taste summertime Columbia water can get, as well as the chlorine, and the water tastes better than any bottled water I’ve tried.

    Keep a glass jug of it in the fridge, and you’re good to go, for pennies!

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