- Words: 3428
- Length: 11 Pages
- Topic: Transportation - Environmental Issues
- Paper #: 40223799
Is Bottled Water Truly as Pure as the Industry Would Like Us to Believe?
The NRDC hired three independent laboratories to conduct the testing of more than 1,000 plastic bottles -- 103 different brands -- and found that "about one third" the 103 brands contained "significant contamination," that is, levels of chemical or bacterial contaminants that exceed federal and state standards. After the independent labs completed their research and testing, NRDC