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Discover Testing Settles the Drinking Water Debate: Tap vs. Bottled
Date:9/12/2007

a simple filtration system. The site markets a variety of Brita products ranging from faucet filters to pitchers (prices start at $12.95).

The final link, says Round, is a reusable bottle. Refillable water bottles, a popular product among backpackers, is making its mark on mainstream audiences. Retailing for $9.95, the bottles are an environmentally friendly alternative to bottled water.

DiscoverTesting.com is the go-to source for anyone concerned with maintaining a healthy home environment. Parent company Silver Lake Research Corporation (SLRC) is the California biotech company that revolutionized the environmental testing industry by developing convenient, affordable, do-it-yourself test kits that bring laboratory capabilities within everyone's reach.

According to the Water Quality and Health Council, "drinking water

systems continue to face challenges in assuring that customers receive

microbiologically safe water."

Most Americans depend on their local water utility to provide a safe

water supply, testing and monitoring is not as routine as most people

think.

Roughly 40 percent of bottled water begins as tap water.

~Earth Policy Institute

According to the Container Recycling Institute, 86 percent of plastic

water bottles used in the United States become garbage or litter. (It

takes up to 1000 years for a plastic water bottle to biodegrade.)

Making bottles to meet the U.S. demand for bottled water requires more

than 1.5 million barrels of oil annually, enough to fuel some 100,000

U.S. cars for a year.

~Earth Policy Institute


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