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Bottled water fad: Are you sure its pure?

A study was done in the UK several years ago into the purity of bottled so-called “spring water”, mainly because the fashion of just about everyone always being seen holding a bottle of water, regardless of where they were, accounted for the enormous increase in the sale of this product.


The outcome was a big shock!   Ordinary Thames Water Authority’s water from taps in London, which is usually recycled nine times, was proved to be purer than all the bottled waters tested.


However, the fashion continues regardless, and certainly has caught on here in Zimbabwe too. Why don’t people realise that boiling and bottling one’s borehole or tap water is preferable (health-wise) to spending money needlessly on branded bottled water?


Norma Keatley



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