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Bottled Water:

Think twice before you buy!

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The extensive archives of Health Politics with Dr. Mike Magee, a popular weekly Internet-based electronic media program that explores complex issues of health care policy and public health, have been made available to Access Excellence. The topics and materials selected by AE's editors address National Science Education Standards and/or National Health Education Standards, are included in middle and high school science and health curricula, and are of particular relevance to middle and high school teachers and learners.

Bottled Water: Think twice before you buy! (1/18/2006)

Presentation Transcript

Questions answered by this presentation:

  1. How many gallons of bottled water were purchased in 2005?
  2. How much does the United States spend on bottled water each year?
  3. Is bottled water or tap water more frequently tested?
  4. How much plastic waste is created from bottled water packaging?
  5. How many people worldwide lack enough clean water to stay alive and well?

Related Links

Is Bottled Water Better Than Tap? (ABC News)
Americans are spending billions on a drink that's virtually free.

Plastic Bottles Pile Up As Mountains Of Waste (MSNBC)
Americans' thirst for portable water is behind drop in recycling rate.

Ensuring Safe Drinking Water (Environmental Protection Agency)
The Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Groundwater and Drinking Water oversees implementation of the Safe Drinking Water Act, which is the national law safeguarding tap water in America

Is Your Bottled Water Coming From a Faucet? (MSNBC)
MSNBC reports on some little-known secrets about the bottled water industry.

All About Water (NRDC)
Links of interest from the National Resources Defense Council.

Water, Sanitation and Health (WHO)
Find out more information about the World Health Organization's work in these areas.

Clean Water Network (CWN)
The Clean Water Network is an alliance of more than 1,000 public interest organizations working to strengthen and implement federal clean water and wetlands policy.

Links updated: 26 January 2009
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