Mineral water in the case of Stiftung Warentest: Which are good and which are loaded with more germs

Although the water is from the tap in Germany, properly, many prefer the bottle. Especially still mineral water is the Trend. For years, the consumption of the silent variety, who have now even surpassed the classic bubble rises. But the quiet ones have a Problem: The lack of carbonation makes them prone to germs, such as the Stiftung Warentest in a recent Test were reported.

Out of the 32 tested, still mineral water each Second “Good do not cut once”. Half of them were loud test “with germs, or call value with critical substances, or traces of agricultural and industrial contaminated”. Dangerous that is in the rarest of cases. It doesn’t fit at all in healthy, natural idyll, the water producers tend to conjure up in their advertising campaigns.

Bio-mineral waters by fall

The worst cut of all things, two organic-waters: In the rheinberger Prussia is the source of the testers found so many germs, that the enjoyment of the Bio-product to be people with a weak immune system could be dangerous. It is flawed just like the water Biokristall, the too much of the radioactive substance Radium contained. Acutely dangerous for the resulting radiation exposure is not, the Radium content hurt, but the guidelines for Bio-water.

The best cheap water from Edeka (“Good &amp cut; Cheap, Quiet,” out of the Baruth, Johann fountain), Aldi Nord (“source Brunn natural” from the Brandenburger Urstromquelle) and Rewe (“silent” from the Fontane fountain) from. The own-brand costs only 13 cents per litre.

Baby water is superfluous

Especially as the “baby water” excellent products keep up the tester to be superfluous. The special waters would have to meet the same strict legal requirements, such as other mineral waters, which have the note “suitable for the preparation of infant food” only in the small print wear. The three in the Test represented baby waters were also just mediocre. In the first months of the baby should be food for safety, always with boiled water prepared.

Carbonated water contains not only little or no carbonic acid, but also amazingly low in minerals. 13 water in the Test contained less minerals than found in the average tap water is. Since 1980, no minimum salary is required, you may call still mineral water.

Ökotest tests also mineral water

If you prefer, instead of still mineral water, classic mineral water, can look at the test results from the test-competitors Ökotest, which were also released this week. Ökotest examined 53 Classic-mineral waters and a rating of each of the second product with “Good” or “Very good”. Nine test candidates are only “sufficient”, the Ökotester found, among other things, pesticide residues, arsenic, uranium, and boron. The Apollinaris Classic by falls is the only water in the case of Ökotest with “Insufficient”. Of concern to the testers found the content of boron and arsenic.


The entire Test of the Stiftung Warentest, there are charged here

The results of the tests from Ökotest you can read here