Pepsi Admits That Aquafina Bottled Water Is Just Tap Water

Categories: Health & Nutrition, Food

In a shocking reveal, the Pepsi corporation admitted that its Aquafina bottled water is not purified water or spring water, but simply plain old tap water. The company will now be forced to change the labeling of the brand to reflect that it is just tap water.

Many informed customers choose bottled water because they are concerned about the quality of tap water, which is many times riddled with fluoride and pharmaceuticals. Sadly, we are now learning that in many cases, bottled water is actually not any better than tap water.

Over the years, an advocacy group called, “Corporate Accountability International” has been checking the contents of bottled water and pressuring companies to stop their false advertisement.

Aquafina is actually one of the top selling water brands in the world, and may see a slide in sales as a result of these new findings.

 PepsiCo representative Michelle Naughton said in a statement,

“If this helps clarify the fact that the water originates from public sources, then it’s a reasonable thing to do.”

The corporate accountability group is now looking to Coca-Cola’s Dasani bottled water for false advertisement. However, Dasani denies that their product is just tap water.

“We don’t believe that consumers are confused about the source of Dasani water. The label clearly states that it is purified water,” Coca-Cola spokeswoman Diana Garza Ciarlante said.

As reported last year, Major water supplier Niagra Bottling announced that one of their springs was contaminated by E-Coli, causing many leading bottled water companies to recall their products.

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In places like South Florida, where it rains often, rain water collection may provide better water, it seems than the tap or a bottle can provide.  Many fear how plastic sitting at 140 degrees in a hot truck for delivery might effect the quality of bottled water, thus it is often recommended to store water in glass containers.  Tap delivered water must travel through the unknown chasm of pipe-ways to reach our destination.  When compared to the rain option, it sounds dirty, doesn't it?  Rain is distilled natures way, and many health gurus are suggesting that distilled water cleanses are what most of us need!  There are always the consideration of minerals in the water, which happens as it passes through the earth.  This is why mountain spring water is considered more delicious and wholesome due to the natural minerals present.  Also to consider in drier climates is the fact that rain after a dry spell may first remove pollutants from the air before the water becomes "clean."  This is quite noticeable in Oklahoma where it might be a hot dry summer, and a thunderstorm comes through stirring up lots of dust.  A brief rain with large water droplets might leave your car looking like mud.  If it rains long enough to hold the dust down, the water is clean, clear, and drinkable.  

There are so many factors that go into answering the questions around water, the more we know, the better decisions we are able to make.  There are all types of filtration systems to purify , from reverse-osmosis to distillation to a simple charcoal filter.  Many bottlers add minerals to balance the texture.  

Whatever the taste, whatever the texture we are all looking for clean refreshing delicious water to keep us healthy.

Also see:  Cancer in the water serving 200 million Americans

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