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Contaminated water bottled & Sold by Safeway

Lesley Robertson l.a.robertson at tnw.tudelft.nl
Fri May 9 04:04:24 EST 2003

"G.M.Voeth" <None at NoEmailsByThisRoute.123> wrote in message
news:r3Eua.146243$ja4.6800362 at bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> Hello,
> I am posting here just to find some answers.
> Awhile ago I purchased a 1 gallon plastic
> jug of drinking water sold by Safeway as
> a Safeway Brand. It went into storage for
> two to three weeks before being used.
> Just the other day I cracked the seal
> and poured a mug of water and there was
> this white fibrous, filamentous mass
> suspended in the water.

It sounds like a mould. Do they claim that the water has been sterilised? Do
they give a "use by" date? Most water contains trace organics, atc. Unless
it's sterile, leave it to stand long enough and something will grow. The
chances of  it being dangerous are pretty slim, however. The selective
pressures for growth in nutrient-poor conditions such as this do not favour
the sort of bugs that like to grow in warm, nutrient rich mammalian bodies.
Like the others who've answered, I don't understand why you prefer to drink
stagnant water from a bottle. If you're in a high-chlorine area, all you
really need is a filter jug to remove it. Tap water's fresher.
Lesley Robertson

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