The Washington Post yesterday outlined “some things to consider” if you are worried about trace amounts of pharmaceuticals found in the tap water supply. One of the most egregiously false “tips” mentioned:
Despite the best efforts of bottled water industry opponents, subsequent negative press and a slowing economy, bottled water sales in restaurants continued to grow last year, according to the NPD Group.
The US Conference of Mayors (USCM) on May 1, 2008 convened in New York City a joint meeting of the USCM Mayors Water Council and the Municipal Waste Management Association, an environmental affiliate of USCM, to examine new information on the economic and public health benefits of local government investment in municipal water and sewer infrastructure and services. The meeting was a follow-up to directives in the USCM Resolution No. 90, which encouraged the compilation of information regarding the importance of municipal water and the alleged “impact of bottled water on municipal waste.”
After recent news spread questioning the safety of plastics that containing the chemical Bisephenol A, or BPA, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has said it will review ”current research and new information on BPA” for all products regulated by the agency, including bottled water.
Elizabeth M. Whelan, president of the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH.org), moonlit a column in the New York Post that cuts through the hysteria and presents the facts regarding plastic…
“FLOW: For the Love of Water,” is a film that rightfully draws attention to the need for sustainable stewardship of our national and global water resources.
Several recent media stories and a statement issued by the National Toxicology Program have raised questions about the safety of polycarbonate plastic bottles due to the presence of a substance known as bisphenol A, or BPA.
Restaurants in the Gateway to the West, St. Louis, have joined a few other restaurants nationwide that have stopped selling bottled water to customers. About 30 restaurants across the U.S. have done this, out of the 945,000 eateries the National Restaurant Association has on record.