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updated 2:19 a.m. CT, Wed., Oct. 15, 2008
Tests on leading brands of bottled water turned up a variety of contaminants, including
Researchers tested one batch for each of 10 brands. Eight of those did not have troubling
levels of contaminants. But two brands did, so more tests were done and those revealed
chlorine byproducts above California's standard. The researchers identified those
two brands as Sam's Choice sold by Wal-
The other eight, which researchers didn't identify, carried legal levels of many contaminants. Some of those chemicals, like arsenic and the solvent toluene, have been tied to health risks. Some of the contaminants apparently came from pollutants often found in tap water, and others probably leached from plastic bottles, the researchers said.
In the Wal-
Giant Food officials declined to comment. Instead, company officials released a brief
statement asserting that Acadia meets all regulatory standards. Acadia is sold in
The Environmental Working Group said it notified California's attorney general of
its intent to sue Wal-
The chlorine byproducts, which studies have also linked to birth defects, presumably
come from chlorine used as a disinfectant, which ends up in public water systems.
Tap water is often repackaged and sold as bottled water, and the researchers say
that was true of these two brands. "In some cases, it appears bottled water is no
less polluted than tap water and, at 1,900 times the cost, consumers should expect
better," said Jane Houlihan, an environmental engineer who co-
The researchers recommend that people who are worried use a carbon filter for their tap water.