Bottled Water Debate Splashes Congress
Critics Tell Lawmakers Bottled Water Hurts Environment; Industry Says Consumers Deserve Choices
Sept. 10, 2008 - WebMD Health News - By Todd Zwillich
WebMD Health NewsReviewed by Louise Chang, MDSept. 10, 2008 -- Environmental and consumer groups are urging closer scrutiny of bottled water. The groups say Americans are wasting billions of dollars while causing environmental damage -- and adding few health benefits.
The calls come as Congress begins to consider stricter labels that alert consumers about the source and potential environmental impact of the products.
"The public should not assume that water purchased in a bottle is better regulated, more pure, or safer than most tap water," says Mae Wu, an attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council.
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