West Palm Beach product injury lawyer Susan Ramsey, an injury attorney, alerts unsafe water. EWG alerts FDA bottled water contaminated.
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a non-profit organization which focuses on the power of public information to protect public health and the environment. EWG advocates on Capitol Hill in the Washington, D.C. Legislature for health-protective policies. EWG specializes in providing useful resources to consumers while simultaneously pushing for national policy change. The EWG has recently tested consumer bottled drinking water and has stated on their website http://www.ewg.org, “our tests strongly indicate that the purity of bottled water cannot be trusted.”
November 26, 2008, West Palm Beach, FL (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–Aggressive in the Florida courts, Susan Ramsey, a product injury attorney reveals the Environmental Working Group (EWG) http://www.ewg.org recently re-advised the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) www.fda.gov regarding bottled water testing. The current bottled water testing standards do not accurately test for bacteria. The EWG study found ten popular bottled water brands contained 38 chemical pollutants and, in four cases, bacteria, some with contaminant levels no better than tap water. Unlike tap water, where consumers are provided with test results every year, the bottled water industry does not disclose water testing results. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) www.epa.gov requires municipal water treatment systems (tap water) to make their water test results public.
Concerned Palm Beach County product injury attorney, Ramsey, with the West Palm Beach law firm of Gary Roberts & Associates, asserts bottled water testing needs to provide safe drinking water to U.S. consumers. EWG urges the FDA to strengthen current federal regulations by implementing the following standards and guidelines for bottled water:
-Use the EPA’s Maximum Contaminant Level Goals (MCLGs) as
enforceable standards for chemical and microbiological contaminants in
-Require bottled water companies fully disclose all test results to the public.
-Require all bottled water manufacturers and companies to disclose source
and treatment information on all labels.
Assertive South Florida consumer and victims rights advocate, Ramsey, a product injury attorney, educates all Americans on the need for strict federal standards and guidelines when testing bottled water. Government health and law initiatives enacted on the national and local level may help to provide safe drinking water to Americans. Drinking water, free from dangerous and harmful bacteria, may keep innocent U.S. consumers safe from illness and disease.
Media contact: Susan B. Ramsey a South Florida product injury attorney educating on unsafe bottled water testing requirements.
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