Friday, September 13, 2013

Tap water less risky than bottled water: study...

A Swiss doctors group has revived concerns about bottled water with a new study that shows it is safer to drink water out of the tap, although the results have been contested.

The study by M├ędecins en faveur de l’Environnement (MfE) and Pingwin Planet found one out of two brands of bottled water of 10 surveyed were contaminated, with two bottles extremely contaminated.

Swiss and international brands were tested but two glass bottles of Badoit, purchased in a Globus department store in Bern, had the worst score fro contaminants.

Produced by French food giant Danone, the Badoit was found to have 16,299 nanograms per litre of butylated hydroxytoluene, a food additive, more than three times the Swiss legal limit, according to the doctors group.

Strong levels of contamination of foreign substances were also noted in glass bottles of Valser and Henniez.

 Lesser contamination was found in a glass bottle of Appenzell and Adelboner (plastic bottle), while slight contamination was found in plastic bottles of Appenzell and Aqua Classique. Full story...

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