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Enviro-Mich message from Frank Ambrose <snakeman1549@yahoo.com>


'High Levels' of Bacteria Found in Bottled Water

Mon Nov 1, 1:33 PM ET   Health - Reuters 

By Megan Rauscher 

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Bottled mineral water,
generally considered purer than tap water, is often
contaminated with bacteria and fungi, a Dutch
researcher warned Monday. 

"Hospital water is increasingly accepted as a source
for pathogens," Dr. Rocus R. Klont commented to
Reuters Health. Consequently, patients with
compromised immune systems "often receive bottled
mineral water under the assumption that it is safer
than tap water," the investigator added at a meeting
of the American Society for Microbiology in
Washington, DC. 


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