NRDC Attorney Mae Wu testifies before a Senate subcommittee that the bottled water that millions of Americans drink each day is allowed to contain more toxic chemicals than tap water. Wu calls for testing bottled water and labels that would let the public know what they're actually drinking. September 10, 2008.
UPDATE: July 2013
We are pleased to report recent regulatory action based on NRDC’s advocacy. Since the publication date, the FDA has agreed to more stringently regulate bottled water safety to NRDC’s standards. Our two main recommendations, to test for and ban water sources contaminated with E. coli and to regulate the level of di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) consistent with EPA regulations, are now in place.