Bottled Water vs.Tap

You may be surprised which one faces stricter regulation.
3:00 | 12/12/13

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The bottled water industry -- spend about fifty million dollars a year to convince Americans. To buy their products. Millions of 1%. Is this recent after Poland springs -- -- properties. Refreshing. -- -- -- and rare emergency crews refreshing. 100% natural spring water -- Different brands all with the same marketing campaign all owned by beverage giant Knisley. And get this about half of all bottled water including leading brands to sunny and Aqua Fina is just tap water that's been purified. But isn't bottled water healthier than -- Mae Wu of the natural resources defense council says not so. We've done studies that and show -- that. Bottled water is no more safe no more clean than regular tap water but there's more testing of bottled water than there isn't half quarters and actually there's more testing tap water than there is a bottle -- -- -- there is. More than 200 people constantly collect samples and test water quality present 250 different -- every Saturday 1060. Every -- Every -- and if you know what's in your -- the results are posted online that's a federal regulation for tap water only not for bottled. But the industry insists safety regulations for bottled water are sufficient bottled water is a safe healthy convenient product consumers. Like the fresh taste in recent compare since in Washington DC and Boston. Consumers preferred -- to bottle.

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