High Levels of Arsenic Found In Premium Bottled Water

By: | July 21st, 2019

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People buy bottled water at a premium assuming that it is safer and cleaner but the new consumer reports have revealed that sometimes it is less safe than tap water.

Premium Bottled sold at Whole Foods, Target, Walmart have been found to have high arsenic levels

The California Center for Environmental Health (CEH) conducted independent testing on bottled water. Testing revealed that arsenic levels were about double the federal legal limit in two prominent bottled water brands – Starkey Water and Peñafiel.

CEH has now sent legal notices to the manufacturers and retailers of these two brands of bottled water sold at major retail chains. Starkey Water is owned by Whole Foods and Peñafiel is owned by Keurig Dr. Pepper. Peñafiel is bottled in Mexico and sold at Target and Walmart.

Arsenic is a toxic metal that can wreak havoc on the human body

Even a small dose of Arsenic can significantly cause reproductive harm, cancer and birth defects. While prolonged arsenic ingestion via contaminated water can lead to toxicity in almost all systems of the body which can lead to malignant cancer of the skin, lungs, liver, kidney and bladder.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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