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Help EWG Bottled Water Research (and win a prize!)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

"Purified by equatorial winds." "Pure as the driven snow." "Resonates with the energy and frequency of well-being." Your ... bottled water?

Bottled water companies use some fancy phrases to tell you what's in their products. But personally, when it comes to purification, I'll take reverse osmosis over equatorial winds.

Environmental Working Group wants to make sure bottled water companies give you accurate and useful information about their water sources, purification techniques and water quality testing results. But first, we need to do some research. And that's where you come in.

Join the 2009 Bottled Water Label Scavenger Hunt.
Here's how to get involved:

  1. The next time you need to buy a bottle of water (even we EWG'ers sometimes forget our reusable bottle) choose a non-sparkling, unflavored water bottled in glass or clear plastic.
  2. Carefully remove the entire label from the bottle. We need all the information from the label, so if necessary, cut the plastic around the label to get it all off.
  3. Write down:
    • the name and location of the store where you purchased the water
    • the date you purchased the water
    • your name, email and mailing address
  4. Mail your labels and other information to:

    Environmental Working Group
    Attn: Nneka Leiba
    1436 U St. NW, Suite 100
    Washington, DC 20009

And you can win fabulous prizes!
Whoever sends the most labels (duplicates not counting) by June 15 will win a stainless steel water bottle with the EWG logo and a jumbo-sized, reusable grocery tote printed with EWG's pollution solutions tips. Plus, everyone who participates will get a Shopper's Guide to Pesticides magnet!

We work hard to make sure you have the scientific facts behind the products you buy. But we can't do it without your support.

So helping out with EWG research? That definitely will make you "resonate with the energy and frequency of well-being."

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