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Bottled water safety standards?
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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Not really any
Bottled water is watched to make sure there aren't any obvious contaminants (lead, bacteria, etc) but not really to make sure it's pure or that there aren't trace minerals, sediment, or even the contents are what they say they are.
It's not a drug, and as such is subject to standards for foods, such as a certain number of bug parts are ok, etc. Bottled water is not much cleaner truthfully than tap.

In brief: Not really any
Bottled water is watched to make sure there aren't any obvious contaminants (lead, bacteria, etc) but not really to make sure it's pure or that there aren't trace minerals, sediment, or even the contents are what they say they are.
It's not a drug, and as such is subject to standards for foods, such as a certain number of bug parts are ok, etc. Bottled water is not much cleaner truthfully than tap.
Dr. Michael Amster
Dr. Michael Amster
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
I agree. Even with the FDA standards stated on the link...it isn't better than tap. And if water sits and gets hot, the plastic can leach harmful chemicals into the water.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
In brief: FDA regulated
http://www.fda.
gov/food/resourcesforyou/consumers/ucm046894.htm is an fda website discussing regulations. You can get as good or better water with a little brita or pur filter and using your own bpa free container.

In brief: FDA regulated
http://www.fda.
gov/food/resourcesforyou/consumers/ucm046894.htm is an fda website discussing regulations. You can get as good or better water with a little brita or pur filter and using your own bpa free container.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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