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

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

UNHCR Earth Water Demineralized Water
Grade: F
sold by UNHCR
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
UNHCR Earth Water Demineralized Water Label
California
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F

WATER SOURCE
Label information: None Listed
Website information: No website identified by EWG
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: "an extensive reverse osmosis process"
Website information: No website identified by EWG
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? Not Listed
Is the water quality report online? No
What tests were conducted? No website identified by EWG
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the label100% of the net profits from Earth Water are given to the United Nations Refugee Agency to provide clean drinking water to millions of refugees around the world. Now your water provides others with water. We kind of like this feeling. By drinking Earth Water, you are saving lives. Earth Water comes from a premium source and is both purified and demineralized through an extensive reverse osmosis process. The result is a clean, fresh taste with no mineral after taste.

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):
  • Whole Foods Market, Redwood City, CA (13-May-10)
Official website:no website identified by EWG

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 0.0 / 1.0 2.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 0.0 / 1.0 0.0 / 2.0 0.0 / 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 2.0 / 5.0 0.0 / 4.0 1.3 / 10.0
Advanced treatment advanced treatment used
Meets state labeling laws? out of compliance with california regulation: no information on label about how to get a water quality report
Final Grade

F