waterbottleBottled water makers make millions off people who believe their products are purer than tap water, but consumers do not realize that they are less regulated than plain old tap water, according to a U.S. Congressional report released on Wednesday.

Bottled water means money down the drain for consumers and the environment. Bottled water costs up to 1,900 times more than tap water and uses up to 2,000 times more energy to produce and deliver.

Bottled water can be dangerous to your health. Over the past several years bottled water has been recalled due to contamination by arsenic, bromate, cleaning compounds, mold, and bacteria. In April, a dozen students at a California junior high school reportedly were sickened after drinking bottled water from a vending machine.

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