Sometimes when we?ve ordered expensive bottled water in a restaurant, we?ve thought that our parents would whirl in their graves if they knew we were actually buying water. Now it turns out they?d be right: a study commissioned by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has found that bottled water is no safer or healthier than tap water.

Some bottled waters that sell for 1,000 times the price of tap water turned out to be basically the same thing?water taken from the tap and put into bottles. The WWF is advising people to drink tap water ?for the benefit of the environment and their wallets.?

Bottled water creates a pollution problem, since every year 1.5 million tons of plastic are used to bottle water. Toxic chemicals are released into the environment during the manufacture and disposal of the bottles.

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