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Bottled Water

China still tests bottled drinking water using 'Soviet standards'

China still follows regulations adopted from the Soviet Union to test bottled drinking water, the Beijing News reported on Thursday.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Briefs, January 4, 2013

Australia runs hot while India chills

4 Jan 2013 - 6:04am

Panic buying of bottled water

The southwestern city of Mianyang is scrambling to dispatch water to hundreds of thousands of residents whose drinking water has been polluted by a factory's ore residue.

Grocery stores and shopping malls in the city in Sichuan province have been cleared out of bottled water after the government issued a notice on Tuesday warning against drinking tap water.

28 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Out of sight, but peace of mind

The last thing you want is your kitchen looking like a laboratory, with ugly water filtration systems blighting the bench top and taking up valuable space.

One solution is to hide it under the counter with a reverse osmosis system.

The procedure works by separating contaminants, forcing water through a semi-permeable membrane.

4 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Stop before you gulp

The office water cooler has become an institution, filling the same role as the village square in the olden days. We stand there exchanging gossip as we sip refreshing cold water or make hot tea. At other times, we grab a bottle in the shops before we go on a hike or while we run errands in town.

10 May 2010 - 12:00am

Water coolers get green makeover

Next time you're around the water cooler, here is something that may be deemed worthy of discussion: the amount spent by state governments in the United States on bottled water would send a shiver through Mr Wong in accounts.

3 May 2010 - 12:00am

Packs of toilet paper with extra rolls not a bargain, watchdog says

Promotional packs of toilet paper offering '10+2' are not such a good deal because they are lighter than 10-roll packs, the Consumer Council warns.

In one case it studied, a 12-roll pack had a total net weight of 1.764kg, compared with 1.8kg for the brand's 10-roll pack. Each roll from the 12-roll pack weighed 147 grams net - 33 grams less than in the 10-roll pack.

16 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

When it comes to liquid assets that cost the Earth, have you got the bottle to drink tap water?

What's up with water? Some consumers are willing to pay up to US$100 for a litre of the stuff in a bottle, in the belief it is healthier than the water that flows freely from the tap. The pricey liquid in question, 420 Volcanic, is marketed as natural spring water filtered through 200 metres of volcanic rock.

17 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Adverts transform tap water into fine liqueur

New York

There may be no such thing as a free lunch in this world. But New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg wants people to believe they can get a free treat in the city. It is easily accessible and flows from the taps of rich and poor alike - yes, he's talking about tap water.

3 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Water - the elixir of life

Our bodies are made up of between 45 and 55 litres of water. The exact amount depends on your weight, sex, genetic makeup, diet, the amount of exercise you do and weather conditions.

Did you know that humans can survive for six weeks without food but we can't live for more than a week without water?

19 Apr 2007 - 12:00am