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EWG's Bottled Water Scorecard, 2011
January 25, 2012

EWG's Bottled Water Scorecard, 2011: Find Your Water

The Natural Café The Natural Cafe Purified Drinking Water
Grade: F
sold by Natural Café Inc.
Map of US showing California
State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
California F no

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LABEL Full information on label & website? ADVANCED TREATMENT? GRADE
SOURCE PURIFICATION TESTING
The Natural Cafe Purified Drinking Water Label
California
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F

WATER SOURCE
Label information: None Listed
Website information: No product information on website
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: "carbon filtration, reverse osmosis, microfiltration, UV treatment and Ozonation"
Website information: No product information on website
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? "For information relating to water quality including a bottled water report contact Nevada Bottled Water Inc. [email protected]"
Is the water quality report online? No
What tests were conducted? No website identified by EWG
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the labelProduced and distributed by Nevada Bottled Water Inc.

WATER QUALITY REPORT (WQR)
Is the WQR available online? No
What is contained in the WQR? No WQR available
Does WQR available provide comparable information to municipal WQR? No

DATA SOURCE(S)
Label purchase location(s) (date):
  • Natural Café, Santa Barbara, CA (16-Mar-10)
Official website:www.thenaturalcafe.com

LABEL 1: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 0.0 / 2.0 0.0 / 1.0 0.0 / 3.0 Grade Key
A: 8.6-10.0
B: 6.9-8.5
C: 5.0-6.8
D: 2.9-4.9
F:-2.0-2.8
Purification method 2.0 / 2.0 0.2 / 1.0 2.2 / 3.0
Testing conducted 1.0 / 1.0 0.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.8 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.0 / 1.0
Total 3.0 / 5.0 0.2 / 4.0 2.5 / 10.0
Advanced treatment advanced treatment used
Meets state labeling laws? out of compliance with california regulation: label only provides one means of contacting the company for additional information on water quality; water quality report not available via email as stated on the label
Final Grade

F