People need to write their members of Congress, the FDA, and their governor, urging them to adopt strict requirements for bottled water safety, labeling, and public disclosure.
Boca Raton, Fl (PRWEB) April 18, 2013
Today's Bawell report titled “Bottled Water Contamination / Lack of Regulation, How To Contact Congress to Improve Bottled Water Safety, & Bottled Alkaline Water Alternatives” covers the growing bottled water contamination issues. One bottled water issue that the report discusses is the recent water contamination warning that was published by the Massachusetts Government on their website in the Health and Human Services Departments & Divisions section.
The Bawell report quotes the Massachusetts warning titled "State Officials Issue Consumer Advisory on Contaminated Bottled Water" which stated, "The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) recommends that people who have purchased 3 gallon or 5 gallon water bottles since November 1, 2012 open and check for possible gasoline odors before using the water” (Mass.gov).
Bottled water contamination can happen in many different ways, the Bawell water ionizer report explains. In the case of the Massachusetts bottled water contamination warning, some 3 and 5 gallon water bottles became contaminated when super storm Sandy hit the northeast US. Some residents were transporting gasoline in used large water bottles, then turned the emptied containers back into the bottled water company to be used for water again.
The report that Bawell published today quoted the Mass.gov warning, "DPH announced today that test results on a sample taken from a 5-gallon container of Poland Spring bottled drinking water showed the presence of chemical contamination. An Essex County child became ill February 1 and was treated at a local emergency department after consuming water from a 5 gallon Poland Spring water bottle” (Mass.gov).
Bawell’s report states that the problem is not just one that affects the USA's bottled water supply. The Guardian.co.uk website published an article titled "One in five French bottled waters contain drugs or pesticides….researchers analyzed 47 widely available brands, and discovered 10 were contaminated”(Guardian.co.uk).
The Bawell water ionizer report says people ask them the question "What actions can I take to improve bottled water safety?" Bawell answers in the report that people should write their members of Congress, the FDA, and their governor, urging them to adopt strict requirements for bottled water safety, labeling, and public disclosure. People should also ask that the new stricter rules be applied to all bottled water, whether carbonated or not, and whether sold intrastate or interstate. To take further action the contact information for the FDA is:
Andrew C. von Eschenbach, M.D.
Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
A direct message about stricter bottled water guidelines can be sent to Congress/State Legislators, Senators, etc. by visiting the Natural Resources Defense Council website (NRDC.org/action).
The Bawell water ionizer report “Bottled Water Contamination, How To Contact Congress & Bottled Alkaline Water Alternatives” explains that the only way to be certain of the purity of water, is for a person to purify their own water. Bawell provides a variety of water purifiers that produce alkaline ionized water. Click here to view the different Bawell alkaline bottled water alternatives.