Bacteria, Pain Killers Found in U.S. Bottled Water

Group finds 10 brands of bottled water have contaminants similar to tap water
By Matthew Little
Epoch Times Staff Oct 16, 2008

Sam’s Choice water exceeded California’s legal limit for trihalomethanes. (Courtesy of the Environmental Working Group)
A Washington, DC-based environmental group has found several brands of bottled water sold across the U.S. are no better than tap water. Some are even worse.

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) found a “surprising array of chemical contaminants” in the ten brands of bottled water it analyzed including Walmart, Sam’s Choice and Giant Supermarket’s Acadia brands.

Those two brands bore the “chemical signature“ of municipally treated water: chlorine disinfection byproducts and, in Giant water, fluoride.

“In other words, this bottled water was chemically indistinguishable from tap water,“ said the report. More…