Correct & Clarify
Get the straight story with clarifications to misconceptions and false claims about water-related topics.
A large volume of misleading information circulates in the media and online about bottled water. The IBWA lays out the leading myths and corrects the record.
Dr. Stephen Edberg, a leading microbiologist at the Yale University School of Medicine, strongly refutes the Environmental Working Group’s study on bottled water quality, citing the study’s flawed methodology and lack of sound science.
Bottled water is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, while municipal/tap water is regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In February 1999, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) issued a report entitled “Bottled Water: Pure Drink or Pure Hype?” [hereafter “the NRDC Report”]