Water Secrets blog

Reader Steve Betheil emailed us about his water secrets blog. Check it out. It covers “purification, filtering and the safety issues of bottled water, well water and municipal water supplies.”

Among his recent postings

Study: Bottled water no safer than tap water

ABC News, reporting on a study commissioned by the Switzerland-based World Wildlife Fund International says, that bottled water may be no safer than tap water, because of the absence of standards regulating bottled water.

There are far more regulations covering tap water in the US and Europe as compared to the bottled water industry.

The report also notes that the $22-billion-a-year bottled water industry uses 1.5 million tons of plastic annually to package water. The manufacture and disposal of plastic causes toxic chemicals to be released into the environment.