Is home-filtered tap water safer than bottled water?

Many bottled waters do not provide the recommended levels of fluoride for preventing tooth decay. In 73.9% of the U.S., those who drink community fluoridated water receive the benefits of fluoride, which prevents tooth decay by 30-50%.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
A new study has determined that home-filtered tap water is safer than bottled water. Bottlers are not required to disclose the content or source of their water and may be contaminated with carcinogenic chemicals. Filtering your tap water reduces exposure to carcinogens linked to bladder and stomach cancer.
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