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New FDA Study Suggests Low Doses of BPA Not Harmful 
February 14, 2014 (International Bottled Water Association)

A new study conducted by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) researchers and published in the journal Toxicological Sciences suggests that rats exposed to BPA at low doses while in the womb (BPA fed to pregnant rats) and after birth (BPA fed to rat pups) demonstrate no adverse health effects.

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Bottled Water Sales Rising as Soda Ebbs
October 25, 2013 (The NY Times)

Few things are more American than Coca-Cola. But bottled water is washing away the palate trained to drain a bubbly soda. By the end of this decade, if not sooner, sales of bottled water are expected to surpass those of carbonated soft drinks, according to Michael C. Bellas, chief executive of the Beverage Marketing Corporation.

FDA rejects call to ban BPA from food packaging March 30, 2012 (Associated Press)

WASHINGTON (AP); The Food and Drug Administration has rejected a petition from environmentalists that would have banned the plastic-hardening chemical bisphenol-A from all food and drink packaging, including plastic bottles and canned food.

 
IBWA Corrects Misleading Attack on Bottled Water
March 29, 2012 (International Bottled Water Association)

On March 29, 2012, IBWA contacted Leah Erin Connealy, MD, CEO of Newport Natural Health and medical director of Center for New Medicine, regarding a recent e-newsletter containing grossly inaccurate information about bottled water. Among other claims, the Newport Natural Health e-newsletter erroneously stated that PET plastic bottles leached harmful chemicals into the water.

 
Bottled water sales get refreshed
October 12, 2011 (Beverage Industry)

Bottled water sales have shown signs of growth as the category recovers from the effects of the recession. Overall, the bottled water category increased 2 percent for $7.8 billion in sales for the 52 weeks ending Aug. 7 in supermarkets, drug stores, gas and convenience stores and mass merchandise outlets, excluding Wal-Mart, according to SymphonyIRI Group, Chicago.

 
Chromium-6 Is Widespread in US Tap Water Cancer-causing chemical found in 89 percent of cities sampled
December 20, 2010 (Environmental Working Group)

Laboratory tests commissioned by Environmental Working Group (EWG) have detected hexavalent chromium, the carcinogenic “Erin Brockovich chemical,” in tap water from 31 of 35 American cities.
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Bottled water container recycling rate up to 31 percent in 2009
December 9, 2010 (Water Technology Online)

Data from two new studies showed that the national recycling rate for PET plastic bottled water containers now stands at 31 percent for 2009, according to a press release.
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Women Who Drink Sugary Beverages Raise Risk of Gout
November 10, 2010 (HealthDay News)

Women who drink fructose-rich beverages such as sugar-sweetened sodas and orange juice are at increased risk for gout, a new study finds.
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IBWA Sets the Record Straight on Fox Business Channel
October 28, 2010

Last week, "Follow the Money," a talk show on the Fox Business Channel, aired an hour-long program on water as a commodity. Panelists included spokespeople from various groups with water-based interests, including the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and three water filtration companies. In all, six guests and Eric Bolling, the show's host, made several false statements about bottled water without including an industry representative a chance for rebuttal.
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Plastic Water Bottles Won't Hurt You
By John Stossel—October 27, 2010

Canada has announced it will ban the chemical bisphenol A–known as BPA– which is used to make plastic water and baby bottles.
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Bottled Water Starts to Add Up for NM
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE)—August 5, 2010

The State of New Mexico spent tens of thousands of dollars last year buying bottled water for employees, according to a review of state spending by News 13.
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Bernalillo Loses Water Pressure Monday Morning
Bernalillo, N.M.—August 2, 2010

Bernalillo residents woke up to low water pressure Monday morning.

Town officials say power went out near a well sometime over the weekend, causing water levels in one of the reservoirs to drop.
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Bernalillo Residents Question 'milky' Water
Bernalillo, N.M.—August 3, 2010

Residents in the Town of Bernalillo may have noticed a milky, white substance in their tap water Monday.

It's aluminum residue from a previous arsenic removal system, said Maria Rinaldi, the town's Director of Planning and Capital Programs.  She said town officials don't believe it's a health concern for the general population, but people who questions or concerns should contact their physician.
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Yellow Water Has West Side Residents Seeing Red
ALBUQUERQUE—August 2, 2010

Some Albuquerque residents who live near Petroglyph National Monument are demanding answers about the color of their water.

Yellow water ran from their faucets for several hours Friday.
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Plastic Recyclers Say Keep the Lids on the Bottles
WASHINGTON—June 24, 2010

The decision by the plastics recycling industry to recommend that consumers replace caps and lids on plastic bottles and containers they recycle is part of the industry’s continuing effort to increase the amount of material collected and to avoid sending consumers conflicting messages.
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Let's Beat Up Bottled Water ... Again
ALBUQUERQUE—June 23, 2010

Once again the Bottled Water Industry has come under attack. This time it is from Corporate Accountability International (CAI). Their claim is that the use of public funds for the purchase of bottled water (for the use and benefit of NOT ONLY State employees but for the citizens of the state who visit and do business IN those offices AND whose tax dollars fund those purchases) is keeping the State of New Mexico from repairing and rebuilding our aging water infrastructure. Let's be more specific.
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