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

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

Give Hope [to women with breast cancer] Natural Spring Water
Grade: F
sold by PurBlu Beverages
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
Give Hope [to women with breast cancer] Natural Spring Water Label
California
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F

WATER SOURCE
Label information: "East Source: Alpine Springs, Livingston Manor, NY. West Source: Sierra Mountain Springs, Baxter, CA"
Website information: None Listed
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: None Listed
Website information: None Listed
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? Not Listed
Is the water quality report online? No
What tests were conducted? None Listed
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the labelOn a mission. Drink Give. Do Good. You just gave 10c to a local charity fighting breast cancer. Give Hope is for our heroes - our mothers, daughters, sisters and friends affected by breast cancer. Join us in giving hope and support to these brave women facing the fight of their lives. Distributed by: PurBlu Beverages, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA 15219 800-939-5750
Green claims/donationsEach time you buy Give, your dime is donated to local charities in your hometown.

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:drinkgive.com

LABEL 1: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 1.5 / 2.0 0.2 / 1.0 1.7 / 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 0.0 / 2.0 0.0 / 1.0 0.0 / 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 -1.0 / 1.0
Total 1.5 / 5.0 0.2 / 4.0 -0.1 / 10.0
Advanced treatment no treatment used/ none listed
Meets state labeling laws? out of compliance with state california regulation: no information on label about where to get additional water quality information
Final Grade

F