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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