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What You Should Know About Drinking Water (but Probably Don't)

As a kid, your parents are always telling you to drink more of it. In your 20s you down one between cocktails to stave off a hangover. As you get older you notice dry skin, under-eye circles and headaches creeping up when you don’t get enough of it. Gym rats carry around huge jugs of it, models swear by it as an essential piece of their beauty routine and a lack of it may just be the reason behind your daily afternoon slump.
We’re talking water — arguably the most essential component of our diets.

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Soda Loses Its U.S. Crown: Americans Now Drink More Bottled Water

Americans now officially drink more bottled water than soda. It’s a shift that decades ago might have seemed unthinkable—that consumers would buy a packaged version of something they could get free from a tap. But bottled-water sales have been growing in the U.S. ever since the arrival of Perrier in the 1970s. The gains accelerated in recent years amid concerns about the health effects of sugary drinks and the safety of public-water supplies.

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Official Statement from the International Bottled Water Association regarding trace pharmaceuticals in the water supply

Alexandria, VA - A recent Associated Press article reports that trace amounts of pharmaceuticals have been found in some U.S. municipal drinking water systems.  The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) would like to remind consumers that bottled water is not simply tap water in a bottle and that the safety and quality of bottled water produced in accordance with US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards do not pose a health risk due to pharmaceuticals or other substances.  Bottled water is comprehensively regulated as a packaged food product by FDA. 

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