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An entire area of concern with bottled water that has not been mentioned is that of the possible effects of chemicals that are in some of the containers, such as Bisphenol(A), (BPA) and phthalates.  Both have been shown to leach from containers into the liquid that they contain.  There is serious concern about the possible effects of phthalates from baby bottles on infant health and BPA has been shown to have estrogenic properties, among others.

There is no shortage of available poisons for us to pick as our favorite, starting with the intoxicating ones.  My wife is fond of sodas that come in cans and bottles that all have these contaminants and I consume some myself.  But for those with uncontaminated plumbing to substitute contaminated bottled water for uncontaminated tap water as a result of an advertising campaign is to be victimized by poisoning for profit.

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Aug 8th, 2009 at 12:49:53 AM EST
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