Lowell Lecture

Tapped: Inside the Bottled Water Industry

Date & Time

Sept. 12, 2014


Museum of Science
1 Science Park Boston, MA 02114
Driving Directions


Frederick vom Saal, PhD, Curators' Professor, Division of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia

Presenting Organization

Museum of Science



Is access to clean drinking water a basic human right, or a commodity that should be bought and sold like any other article of commerce? The timely documentary film Tapped takes us behind the scenes into the unregulated and unseen world of the bottled water industry, exposing the precarious intersection of big business and the public's right to water. Dr. Frederick vom Saal, a leading researcher on developmental biology and endocrine disruptors, illuminates the latest findings on the connection between plastics, Bisphenol A (BPA), and human disease. You'll never look at bottled water the same way again.

Advance registration begins at 9:00 a.m., Friday, August 29 (Wednesday, August 27 for Museum members) at mos.org/events.