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We compared nitrate levels in bottled water and compared with water supplied through municipal supplies. in New Zealand. We found that many new Zealanders are receiving water from the tap that is significantly higher than bottled water.

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This result highlights the contamination of drinking water in New Zealand by intensive landuse, and the privilege's given to commercial water bottlers by allowing them access the cleanest water at no charge.

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This page is a summary of: Quantifying the nitrate levels in bottled water in New Zealand, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, December 2021, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.13196.
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