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Arsenic found in bottled water sold
at Whole Foods, Walmart, Target

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Posted By: MissMolly, 6/22/2019 4:32:57 AM

When you pay premium prices, you expect a premium product — but that’s not necessarily the case with bottled water. California nonprofit Center for Environmental Health has revealed that water bottle brands Peñafiel, owned by Keurig Dr. Pepper, and Starkey, owned by Whole Foods, contain levels of highly toxic arsenic that are above the legal limit. The United States Environmental Protection Agency says long-term exposure to arsenic can lead to reproductive harm, circulatory and nervous system disorders and cancer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also note an increased risk of diabetes and hypertension.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: ROLFNader 6/22/2019 7:10:55 AM (No. 103827)
The only water I buy is that which is used in my iron or humidor.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bur Oak 6/22/2019 8:11:09 AM (No. 103874)
No mention of the concentration in the article. Arsenic occurs in many foods. Arsenic in minute quantities may be essential for humans.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: beancounter 6/22/2019 8:44:20 AM (No. 103905)
Agree with #2. The legal limits of toxic substances have been reduced without much basis in science.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Strike3 6/22/2019 9:02:21 AM (No. 103920)
Just one more thing to cause the handwringers to wring their hands. The number of diabetics and those with hypertension have also been raised dramatically through poor diet and inactivity, not to mention medical industry standards manipulation. Most of the water-bottling companies draw water from "springs" streams or wells, the same place that your tap water comes from and they slap that fancy label on the bottle.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Skeptical1 6/22/2019 9:32:08 AM (No. 103945)
The legal limit is 10 parts per billion. Prior to 2001 it was 50 parts per billion. So the bottled water probably contains about 20 parts per billion of arsenic, which would have been well within the legal limit 20 years ago. The EPA recognized that dosage matters, and opined in 2001 that "adverse effects are unlikely to occur" at the 50 parts per billion level. Which is not to say that bottled water should not be in compliance, but, as others have posted, it is nice to have a little perspective.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Shells 6/22/2019 9:35:44 AM (No. 103951)
Study brought to you buy the environmentalist plastic haters who want to do away with the bottles.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DVC 6/22/2019 9:59:37 AM (No. 103984)
I almost never drink bottled water. A foolish waste of money to imagine that it is in any way superior to most ordinary tap water. Certainly some places have bad tasting water but most of the USA has wonderful water, every bit as good or even better in many cases than expensive, ridiculous bottled water.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 6/23/2019 3:53:54 AM (No. 104544)
You have to wonder if such mistakes are because of the Dumbing Down of America. There was no mention of this on the FDA notices that are emailed every day.
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