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Six million in US drinking water with high levels of toxic chemicals

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Public water supplies serving six million people found to contain up to 25 times the safe limit of toxic chemicals

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Joe Beeston: Chief executive of Highland Spring and champion of

Joe Beeston, chief executive of Highland Spring, presided over the growth of the mineral water to its present best-selling position and was living proof of the adage that you need a lot of bottle to sell water. He achieved "organic" status for Highland Spring in 2001, the first bottled water brand to be granted such status by the UK Soil Association, because it springs from organic land beneath the Ochil Hills, in central Scotland. He also boasted that he had pioneered mineral water for children, to wean them away from sugary drinks, introducing Highland Spring for Kids.