The Bottled Water

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The global bottled water market size is expected to reach around USD 350 billion by 2021, following 10% year-on-year growth. The bottled water market is strictly regulated in the United States of America and the European Union. It offers a range of products, including well water, purified water, mineral water, spring water and functional water. Mineral water’s ‘special’ mineral composition might have the properties favourable to health. The leading reason for the explosion in bottled water consumption is people’s perception of bottled water as purer and healthier. Furthermore, the bottled water consumption is related to economic, social and demographic factors which might influence attitudes towards bottled water.


Bottled water Code of Federal Regulations Drinking water European Union Natural mineral waters Spring water Total dissolved solid 



American Water Works Association Research Foundation


Association of Food and Drug Officials


Code of Federal Regulations


Current Good Manufacturing Practice


Environmental Protection Agency


European Food Safety Authority


European Union


Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act


Food and Agricultural Organization


Food and Drug Administration


Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points


Institut Francais de L’Environnement


International Bottled Water Association


Low-density lipoprotein


Non-Intentionally Added Substance


Purified isophthalic acid


Total dissolved solid


United States of America


United States Dollar


World Health Organization


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  1. 1.Department of Medical, Surgical Sciences and Advanced Technologies “G.F. Ingrassia”University of CataniaCataniaItaly
  2. 2.Police HeadquartersGeneral Prevention & Public Aid OfficeCataniaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Biomedical and Dental Sciences and Morphofunctional ImagingUniversity of MessinaMessinaItaly

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