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Bottled and Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession With Bottled Water

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Written by Peter H. Gleick (2010), Bottled and Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession With Bottled Water shows how water has gone from being a free natural resource to one of the most successful commercial products of the last one hundred years—and why we are poorer for it. Gleick investigates whether industry claims about the relative safety, convenience, and taste of bottled versus tap hold water. And he exposes the true reasons we’ve turned to the bottle, from fear mongering by business interests and our own vanity, to the breakdown of public systems and global inequities.

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