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

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

Icelandic Glacial Natural Spring Water
Grade: C
sold by Icelandic Glacial, Inc.
U.S. map showing states where samples were purchased
State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
California D no
Iowa C n/a
New Hampshire C n/a
Oregon C n/a
District of Columbia C n/a


n/a = not assessed

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LABEL Full information on label & website? ADVANCED TREATMENT? GRADE
SOURCE PURIFICATION TESTING

2010 summary

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C

2009 summary

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F

LABEL 1
Icelandic Glacial Natural Spring Water Label
Iowa, Oregon
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C

LABEL 2
Icelandic Glacial Natural Spring Water Label
District of Columbia
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C

LABEL 3
Icelandic Glacial Natural Spring Water Label
New Hampshire
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C

LABEL 4
Icelandic Glacial Natural Spring Water Label
California
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D

WATER SOURCE
Label information: Label 1:
"Ölfus Spring, Iceland"

Labels 2 & 4:
"Ölfus Spring" "Iceland"

Label 3:
"Ölfus Spring, in Thorlakshofn, Iceland"
Website information: "Icelandic Glacial’s water source is Iceland’s Hlíðarendi Spring, part of the Ölfus Spring System"
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: Labels 1 & 2 & 3 & 4:
None Listed
Website information: "Filtration… Ultra violet light (UV) disinfection"
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? Labels 1 & 2 & 3 & 4:
Not Listed
Is the water quality report online? Yes
What tests were conducted? Company provides a brand-specific, dated [March 8, 2010] water quality report. The report details a full range of test results for organic chemicals, inorganic chemicals, disinfection residuals and radiologicals.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the labelLabel 1:
Iceland- largely uninhabited and pollution free has one of the cleanest environments on the planet. Our water is universally acclaimed for its unique taste and exceptional purity. The source of 'Icelandic Glacial' water is the legendary Olfus spring- a naturally replenished source formed over 4,500 years ago and shielded from pollution by an impenetrable barrier of lava rock. Imported from Iceland.

Label 2:
Imported from Iceland. Iceland has one of the cleanest environments in the world. It is also home to the legendary, naturally replenishing Olfus Spring, where Icelandic Glacial is sourced with care to protect our planet.

Label 3:
Imported from Iceland. Icelandic Glacial is the first imported Carbon Neutral certified spring water and is committed to protecting our climate. Contact us at: Icelandic Water Holdings ehf, PO Box 55, 815 Thorlakshofn, Iceland. Tel: +354-483-5300. email: [email protected]

Label 4:
Imported from Iceland. Iceland has one of the cleanest environments in the world. It is also home to the legendary, naturally replenishing Olfus Spring, where Icelandic Glacial is sourced with care to protect our planet. Contact us at: Icelandic Water Holdings ehf, Hlidarendi, Olfus, 801 Selfoss, Iceland. tel: +1 323 782 1050; email: [email protected]

WATER QUALITY REPORT (WQR)
Is the WQR available online? Yes
What is contained in the WQR? Labels 1 & 2 & 3 & 4:
Report lists full SDWA contaminant list; Report includes complete documentation of all chemicals tested for; Report represents the most current water quality data
Does WQR available provide comparable information to municipal WQR? No

DATA SOURCE(S)
Label purchase location(s) (date):Label 1:
  • Dahls Grocery Store, Des Moines, IA (28-May-10)
  • New Seasons Market, Portland, OR (18-May-10)


Label 2:
  • Harris Teeter Supermarket, Washington, DC (09-May-10)


Label 3:
  • Hannaford, New Hampshire (Jun-10)


Label 4:
  • Whole Foods Market, Redwood City, CA (13-May-10)
  • Safeway, Redwood City, CA (15-Sep-10)

Official website:www.icelandicglacial.com

LABEL 1: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 2.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 3.0 / 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 0.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 1.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 0.0 / 1.0 2.0 / 2.0 2.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.0 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.5 / 1.0
Total 2.0 / 5.0 4.0 / 4.0 5.5 / 10.0
Advanced treatment basic treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

C


LABEL 2: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 2.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 3.0 / 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 0.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 1.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 0.0 / 1.0 2.0 / 2.0 2.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.0 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.5 / 1.0
Total 2.0 / 5.0 4.0 / 4.0 5.5 / 10.0
Advanced treatment basic treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

C


LABEL 3: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 2.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 3.0 / 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 0.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 1.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 0.0 / 1.0 2.0 / 2.0 2.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.0 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.5 / 1.0
Total 2.0 / 5.0 4.0 / 4.0 5.5 / 10.0
Advanced treatment basic treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

C


LABEL 4: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 2.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 3.0 / 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 0.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 1.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 0.0 / 1.0 2.0 / 2.0 2.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.8 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.5 / 1.0
Total 2.0 / 5.0 4.0 / 4.0 4.8 / 10.0
Advanced treatment basic treatment used
Meets state labeling laws? out of compliance with california regulation: no information on label about where to get additional water quality information
Final Grade

D