Bottled water riddled with bacterial contamination

An Australian team working with the University of Bangladesh tested 46 samples from 16 brands of bottled water sold in Dhaka, finding 86% positive for total coliforms, 63% for E. Coli and 44% for enterococci.

A total 78% of samples were positive for at least one micro-organism under scrutiny, including salmonella and shigella, the researchers said.

“It is important that consumers are aware that the perception that bottled water is always safer than tap water can be misleading,