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Water: What's New?

Water is being talked about everywhere these days and it’s even in the news. Lots of questions are being raised: how much water should you drink and what kind of water should it be? Which type of bottle is safest for storing water? And what’s actually flowing in our water supply?

How much water do I need?

Is 8 the magic number? We're told over and over again that we need to drink the equivalent of eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day. But is this theory all wet?

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Which should I choose: tap, bottle, or filter?

Water is so elemental, but when it comes to choosing the safest, cleanest option for drinking water, things can get complicated.

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Is it time to put away the plastic?

Millions of plastic bottles have been yanked from store shelves over fears that a chemical used in their manufacturing could pose health risks. Do you know which kinds of plastic are safe?

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Are there medications and other products in the water?

The water supplied to millions of people in North America may contain remnants of pills, ointments, lotions, and sunscreens. Take a closer look at the health and environmental risks of residual medications and personal care products found in our waterways.

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