When tested with an XRF instrument this Mountain Valley Spring Water green glass water bottle had the following readings:
- 86 ppm Lead (Pb)
- 11 ppm Cadmium (Cd)
- The bottle was Non-Detect (Negative) for Arsenic and Mercury.
This level of Lead (and of Cadmium) is considered safe by all standards today. Finding trace levels of Lead and Cadmium in modern (recently manufactured) tinted glass water bottles is typical. I personally look for clear glass water bottles when possible (or use my own clear glass reusable LifeFactory bottle when I go out.)
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Barbara Rychak says
I have been using Mountain Valley Spring Water in the green bottle for many years. Do you think the lead and cadmium is high enough to discontinue using it?
I discuss the answer to that question here: https://tamararubin.com/2017/04/pellegrino/
Tamara , Evian Water comes in glass bottles now also. If you ever get the chance It would be great to see if it tested for anything. The glass is clear with no writing and a very small label. Keep up the great work and website!
Hi Nick, thanks for commenting. I will keep an eye out for those in my travels and will do a post!