Friday, March 23, 2007

Project Bottled Water

The Environmental Working Group is doing a little reasearch...

EWG is about to embark on a new study about bottled water--where it comes from, how it's "purified," and if it's even worth the expense. A big part of this project is just compiling the data, so we need your help to gather information from the labels of whatever bottled water you have at hand.

To thank you for your time, we'll send you a free Pesticides in Produce wallet guide and fridge magnet if you're one of the first 1,000 people to enter your label. What do pesticide-free veggies have to do with bottled water? They're both EWG research projects that effect your family's health and might just save you a few dollars at the grocery store.

In order to help, we'd like for you to tell us:

  • What brand?
  • Where did you purchase it?
  • How much did you pay?
  • What type of container?

There are a few additional questions, and the whole process will only take a few minutes. If you're willing to go to your local store and record the information for several additional brands, even better!

I've signed up to get the results. When I entered my information (the only bottled water I drink now is Earth Water), most of it had already been recorded based on the UPC code, so this took no time at all.

Ever since the whole "Evian is 'naive' spelled backwards" revelation, I've wondered about the quality of bottled water. I'm more prone to believing that this stuff is no better than tap water, so it'll be interesting to see what they come up with.

I was probably not among the first 1000 though, because I didn't get a chance to claim my fridge magnet. Drag...

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