Is Your Bottled Water Contaminated With Bacteria?

Is Your Bottled Water Contaminated with Bacteria?

Did you know that nearly a third of all bottled drinking water purchased in the US is contaminated with bacteria? You can find out for yourself doing a science microbiology science fair project with the water microbes science fair project!

The FDA allows set levels of the following chemical contaminants in all bottled water. Amounts vary, but some are shocking, such as Barium. … Here is a sampling of chemical contaminants bottled water has in it, along with the permitted milligrams per liter.

E. coli is a type of fecal coliform bacteria commonly found in the intestines of animals and humans. E. coli is short for Escherichia coli. The presence of E. coli in water is a strong indication of recent sewage or animal waste contamination. Sewage may contain many types of disease-causing organisms.

Test to see what the water you are drinking is contaminated.

  1. Here is a kit you can use to test your bottled water or water from faucets or shower heads and do a science fair project at the same time.
  2. Test to see if the water from the water fountain is more contaminated than the one in the gym locker.
  3. Test your water shower for bacteria or other contaminants. Does the age of the shower head make a difference?

You can get more information about cdc testing of water here…

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