As many of you who read me frequently (with my humblest thanks) will know, Vicky and I do our best to avoid drinks in plastic. Especially water!
After a while, you learn just how wrong it tastes and it's not so hard to avoid.
For those still indulging, however, take a look at this:
Laboratory tests conducted for EWG at one of the countryʼs leading waterquality laboratories found 38 contaminants in ten brands of bottled water purchased from grocery stores and other retailers in nine states and the District of Columbia. The pollutants identified include common urban wastewater pollutants like caffeine and pharmaceuticals, an array of cancer-causing byproducts from municipal tap water chlorination, heavy metals and minerals including arsenic and radioactive isotopes, fertilizer residue and a broad range of industrial chemicals. Four brands were also contaminated with bacteria.