Bottled Water with High Bacterial Rates in Canada

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Bottled water bacteriaMore than 70 per cent of bottled water samples from Canada contain bacterial rates that far exceed recommended limits in the U.S., suggests a study at a general meeting of the American Society of Microbiology in San Diego.

Montreal-based C-crest Laboratories Inc. conducted the research after a company employee complained of a foul taste and illness after drinking some bottled water that had high bacterial rates. The U.S. bacterial limit isn`t bigger than 500 colony-forming units of bacteria per millilitre of water. Health Canada does not have an equivalent standard for bacteria in bottled water. Canadian test samples showed results of more than 80,000 heterotrophic units thus an increased level in bacterial rates.

At a news conference in San Diego, researchers said that the brands of water tested are commonly sold in Quebec and Ontario.

Do you know what you should do?

If you live in Canada and you`re afraid of the high bacterial rates from the bottled water, buy yourself a metal bottle and keep the water there.. it`s good for starters and don`t worry about the amount of bacteria from water because it`s not that different than the bacteria in your everyday salad or fruit.

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2 Responses to “Bottled Water with High Bacterial Rates in Canada”

  • Bacterial bottled water says:

    Hi, I applaud your blog for informing people, very interesting article about that pesky bottled water with high bacterial rates from Canada

  • Water enthusiast says:

    i`ve heard about the problem in canada with the bottled water that has high bacterial rates but i`m glad that i don`t drink bottled water, only spring water

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