Dr Oz did a segment called What You Don’t Know About Your Bottled Water to follow-up his discussion of Chromium-6, Perchlorate, Lead & Arsenic in Tap Water. If you are worried about toxic chemicals in your tap water, then you probably buy bottled water – but is bottled water safe? Doctor Oz was joined by Urvashi Rangan from Consumer Reports to discuss the problems with bottled water and different filtered water options such as the Clear20 Water Filter Pitcher, the PUR Vertical FM-3700 Faucet-Mounted Filter, the Culligan Preferred Series 350 Undersink Water Filter and the Whirlpool Gold Wher25 Reverse Osmosis Filtration System. I am happy to announce that Filtrete, the awesome product that filters water directly into BPA-free bottles, gave us one of their products to review and another one to give away to a lucky reader! Stay tuned at Opinion Queen, our sister site (and make sure you are signed up to receive our newsletter over there!), to make sure you do not miss your chance to read our review or to enter the giveaway.
Dr Oz: Is Bottled Water Safe?
Dr Oz asked Rangan is bottled water safer than tap water? She said there are different regulations around water, but none are as good as they are for tap water. At least with tap water we can find out what is in our tap water and what is not, but we cannot know where the water comes from or how it is treated when you drink bottled water. At least 1/4 of bottles water being sold is actually tap water. The labeling is so confusing and the regulations are so poor that people get confused all the time. If you see the words pure or filtered, it likely means tap water. Tap water can have all kinds of problem like Dr Oz mentioned in his previous segment, like it can contain Chromium-6 for example. How do we know Chromium-6 is not in our bottled water? The truth is that we do not know, because bottled water can have the same contaminate problems, but at least with municipal water we know what we are getting.
Dr Oz: Tap Water Plan
Dr Oz has a 3 step action plan to bottle your own water: