|On average, bottled water costs |
500 times as much as tap water.
The United States is fortunate to have one of the safest public drinking water supplies in the world. Globally, the water-supply story isn't as good -- more than 884 million people worldwide DON'T have access to a good water source. Many more get their drinking water from microbiologically unsafe sources. Engineers at the University of Michigan are addressing these and other problems. One of their recent contributions is a strip of paper infused with carbon nanotubes that can quickly and inexpensively detect a toxin produced by algae in drinking water.
Bottled Water Mania
Americans spend billions of dollars every year on bottled water, choosing from an ever-growing selection. They base their choices on aesthetics (e.g., taste), health concerns or as a substitute for other beverages.
Water isn't just water; it's a thirst-quencher, an increasingly popular drink of choice, a health elixir and a necessity of life. Know what you’re drinking. Start by knowing the basics: http://tinyurl.com/2cyt6dd.
Read about water and your health at the River Network website.