Shayron Barnes-Selby of DS Waters and the IBWA Government Relations Committee speaks to the powerful impact the bottled water industry has on both disaster relief efforts and our economy. The efforts of the industry to provide crucial drinking water to citizens afflicted by disasters are contingent on a viable commercial market, one that is thriving in the US and and abroad, providing good, long-term jobs.
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Bottled Water Myths
MYTH: It takes 17 million barrels of oil a year to make bottled water bottles
MYTH: Bottled water costs 1,000 times more than tap water.
MYTH: FDA standards allow ‘contaminants’ in bottled water not allowed in tap water:
MYTH: The FDA has no authority over bottled water made and sold within a single state (i.e., not in interstate commerce).
MYTH: There is only one staffer at the FDA who oversees regulation of the entire bottled water industry.