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Lab reports show Canadian bottled water more contaminated than tap in most cities

Some brands had levels 400 times higher.

Lab reports show Canadian bottled water more contaminated than tap in most citiesThe Montreal Gazette reports on new laboratory research indicating that many brands of Canadian bottled water are much less safe than tap water.

Canadian researchers say they've discovered some bottled water in Canada contains more bacteria than what comes out of the tap - although they won't reveal which brands are the culprits.

Researchers from C-crest Laboratories in Montreal bought and tested several popular brands of bottled water, and found many of them had heterotrophic bacteria counts that were "surprisingly high"...

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Posted: May 31, 2010

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