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Bottled Water Is It Good for you or Is It Mans Most Enjoyable Poison Many people today either believe bottled water in any form is either the gift of life or the spawn of evil This is because of consumer misinformation and the horrible fact that most Americans will believe nearly anything they are told Amid many varying reports Williams 1 it is clear that according to a Natural Resources Defense Council study conducted in 1999 which a full one third of the 103 brands tested were in violation of the Environmental Protection Agencys water quality standards AWWA 1 This is in contradiction to what a lot of people believe about bottled water Consumers believe the hype about bottled water and many people must buy in to the advertisements and cute packaging because on average consumers in the US alone spend five billion dollars a year on just bottled water This number is said to rise to nearly six point four billion by next year AWWA 1 In fact some companies particularly the companies that make money off of advertising or distributing water companies such as Cosmopolitan Magazine say that the NRDC study is ludicrous and misleading and that these violations are only traces that bottled water is still safer than tap anywhere Williams 1 Mrs Mary Jo Williams seems to think that just because the Food and Drug Administration released something stating that bottled water is still safe to drink just so the masses wouldnt panic that the tested water still wasnt against Environmental Protection Agencys guidelines 1 Regardless of the possibility that these violations are only traces traces of poisons like Arsenic they are still violations However the companies that Mrs Williams work for would like us to believe that we are still most safe when we drink bottled water She cites a study done by Mike Miller a microbiologist whom is not a doctor but works for NSF International which
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