Bottled water is about as safe as tap water. Both test positive for contaminants at about the same rate. Other considerations such as additives and hardness vary greatly by brand and municipality. Compare brands by researching water providers and ask a doctor about what is best for your health.
As of 2015, some bottled water companies include Fiji and Dasani. Consumers can also purchase bottled Waiakea Hawaiian volcanic water from Waiakea, Inc. online for home delivery.
Good Guide tested the health, environmental and social impacts of bottled water and determined that Nestle's line of bottled waters is the highest rated. Brands under Nestle Waters North America's umbrella include Poland Spring, Deer Park, Ozarka, Ice Mountain and Calistoga. Gerber's Pure Water also
Bottled water brands deemed safe to drink, according to EWG, include Gerber Pure, Nestle Pure Life and Penta Ultra-Purified water, as of 2015. EWG tested 173 different brands of bottled water and determined that brands such as Fiji, Evian, Mountain Valley, Sparkletts and Great Value also provide saf
A 12-ounce glass bottle is designed to hold 12 fluid ounces, which are a measure of volume. Fluid ounces and standard ounces are not equivalent units, as standard ounces are a measure of weight.
While bottled water typically contains an expiration date, it does not actually go bad. However, over time the taste of the water may change due to the plastic bottle's chemicals leaching into the water.
The benefits of drinking bottled water include increased hydration, reduced risk of contaminants and enjoyment of a neutral flavor. Bottled water is strictly regulated by the Food and Drug Administration and held to many of the same guidelines as tap water in the United States.
Bottled water ratings can be found at the Fox News and Gayot websites. The ratings vary greatly, mainly because bottled water is sourced and distributed in different versions.
It is possible to re-use water bottles as long as they are cleaned well at regular intervals. Bacteria from the hands and mouth can build up on the bottle over time and may cause health problems.
Bottled water comes in sizes as small as 8 ounces per bottle and as large as 2.5 gallons per fridge pack. Purified water may also be bought in 5-gallon jugs for use with commercial coolers in offices and warehouses.