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Bottled-water blues

(article, Culinate staff)

The nonprofit Environmental Working Group recently released its latest report on bottled water, dinging most manufacturers for refusing to reveal such seemingly basic info as where the water is sourced, whether it's been purified, and whether it's been contaminated. 

Instead of consuming possibly dubious bottled water, the EWG recommends drinking filtered tap water: "You'll save money, drink water that’s purer than tap water and help solve the global glut of plastic bottles."

On the other hand, as Yahoo! Green's report on the bottled-water study noted, "the advice to drink filtered tap water can seem confusing when there are often reports about the contaminants found in municipal water supplies." But a reverse-osmosis filter can take care of the problem at home.