Bottled Water vs. Tap

Bottled Water vs. Tap
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For most people, which is healthier?

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If you are more of a water person, which is healthier—bottled or tap? In terms of both chemical and microbiological purity? It depends where you live, but for most Americans, which is better—bottled or tap? And the answer is tap, based primarily on bacterial contamination recently found in several brands of bottled water.

The only population that should consider really sticking to bottled or filtered water is pregnant women, during the summer, in New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Maryland, where the chlorination spike may be a little too high for comfort.

To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by Dianne Moore.

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If you are more of a water person, which is healthier—bottled or tap? In terms of both chemical and microbiological purity? It depends where you live, but for most Americans, which is better—bottled or tap? And the answer is tap, based primarily on bacterial contamination recently found in several brands of bottled water.

The only population that should consider really sticking to bottled or filtered water is pregnant women, during the summer, in New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Maryland, where the chlorination spike may be a little too high for comfort.

To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by Dianne Moore.

Please consider volunteering to help out on the site.

Doctor's Note

More on children and hydration:
Does a Drink Of Water Make Children Smarter?

And check out my other videos on beverages

For more context, check out my associated blog post: Schoolchildren Should Drink More Water.

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