Friday, October 17, 2008

Tests uncover 38 pollutants in 10 bottled water brands, Wal-Mart worst

The University of Iowa's Hygienic Lab, testing water sent to it by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), found 38 pollutants (including disinfectants, industrial chemicals, arsenic and bacteria) in 10 brands of bottled water, reports the LA Times.

Wal-Mart's Sam's Choice was especially nasty. It contained trihalomethanes "which have been linked to cancer and miscarriages." And not just a little bit. According to
an MSNBC article, Sam's Choice water has three-times the California limit of trihalomethanes. Based on the findings, the EWG is suing Wal-Mart.

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I started pound360 to channel my obsession with vitamins, running and the five senses. Eventually, I got bored focusing on all that stuff, so I came back from a one month hiatus in May of 2007 (one year after launching Pound360) and broadened my mumblings here to include all science.