Is the bottled water market declining? – PlasticsNews

Is the bottled water market declining? - PlasticsNewsWhat's the state of the bottled water market?A year ago, we reported that the economy and environmental pressure were putting pressure on the bottled water sector, and the days of double-digit annual growth was over.Further proof of the trend comes today with the release of Nestle SA's 2009 financial results. The financial press is reporting that the company's water business is struggling...Read more

The Dangers Of Fluoride In Your Drinking Water & "The Doctors" Tv Show

Yesterday, I was watching "The Doctors" television show. The entire show was devoted to drinking water. The "doctors" explained how important it was for the health of our bodies to drink water. They also discussed the environmental impacts of "bottles" ending up in our landfills and how improvements could be made by purchasing a "brita" water filter instead of purchasing bottled water. All of this was great (although I dont recommend a Brita filter of course), but what alarmed me  is ...[READ MORE]

Interesting Facts & Water Conservation Tips

Conserving water is important because we only have so much. The amount of water on Earth today is the same as when the Earth was formed. That means the water from your faucet could contain molecules that dinosaurs drank!About 70% of the Earth's surface is covered by water, but only about 1% of the water on Earth is usable freshwater. The rest is found in oceans and glaciers and is unavailable for use by humans.The Egyptians were the first people to record methods for treating water. These ...[READ MORE]

Health Risks of Chlorine In Drinking Water

Chlorine has been used as an effective disinfectant in drinking water supplies for nearly 100 years. Chlorine is considered necessary to destroy many of the bacteria in your drinking water. If it cleanses your water, then what is the problem?Health officials are concerned with the chlorinating by-products, also known as "chlorinated hydrocarbons" or trihalomethanes (THM's). Most THM's are formed in drinking water when chlorine reacts with naturally occurring substances such as decomposing plant ...[READ MORE]

Coke, Pepsi battle over bottled water

Coke, Pepsi battle over bottled waterNot long ago, Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo pulled off a remarkable feat: converting the world’s most plentiful liquid — water — into a product wrapped in brand images, aspirations and marketing hooks. READ MOREPosted using ShareThis

Study Finds Traces of Drugs in Drinking Water in 24 Major U.S. Regions

A vast array of pharmaceuticals — including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones — have been found in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans, an Associated Press investigation shows.To be sure, the concentrations of these pharmaceuticals are tiny, measured in quantities of parts per billion or trillion, far below the levels of a medical dose. Also, utilities insist their water is safe.But the presence of so many prescription drugs — and ...[READ MORE]