. . . but be careful what you drink. A friend told me that she recently edited a grad student’s thesis paper examining water quality in China. Bad news. Most of the drinking water people get delivered in jugs is impure. It contains pollutants and gets contaminated as it’s processed.
I was skeptical before since a big jug only costs 10 yuan while a small bottle costs about 2 yuan. You can find some for 1 yuan on the street, but I’m just a bit leery.
So if you live in China, it’s a good idea to boil the drinking water that’s delivered.
I also read that a lot of the tea here is contaminated. Yes, the tea for which China is so famous.
I read in City Weekend Beijing May 6 – 15th p. 14 that Greenpeace has found carcinogens and pesticides in Chinese tea. Tenfu, Lipton, and several other brands use a lot of pesticides. Red Iron #81 had 17 different pesticides causing cancer, infertility, genetic disorders and harms unborn children.
Where’s the Chinese Ralph Nadar?
Yes, I know that there’s fracking and bad water in the U.S. too, but I guess I see more things getting done about that. Where’s the outrage here? People seem to expect this sort of thing, which perpetuates the problem.