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Feeling thirsty? Go to Finland
The explanation is that with bottled water, there's an "expiration date" as the longer water sits in a bottle, the more likely it's going to get contaminated with microbes. Mineral water can help with the purity--the bicarbonates in it inhibit bacteria.
I wonder how Finnish tap water compares with Fiji water, which several publications have revealed is extremely damaging to the environment to produce and transport. I think this goes to show that in when you're traveling in a first-world country, forget about the bottled water. It might just turn out to be good for your health too.
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