The industry spends billions of dollars convincing Americans that bottled water is safer than tap -- even though more than two-thirds of it comes from municipal water sources.
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Stephan Salisbury is cultural writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer and a TomDispatch regular. His most recent book is Mohamed's Ghosts: An American Story of Love and Fear in the Homeland.