FDA Consumer Health Information - Bottled Water Everywhere: Keeping it Safe

Jun 28, 2010, 17:33 ET from U.S. Food and Drug Administration

SILVER SPRING, Md., June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers have a big thirst for bottled water. The International Bottled Water Association says that more than 8 billion gallons of it were consumed worldwide in 2009 alone.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates bottled water products, working to ensure that they're safe to drink.

Learn more about the different types of bottled water, and what FDA does to ensure their safety and quality, at http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm203620.htm

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