Yuppies: Sacrebleu! Bubble Trouble

Sacrebleu! Bubble Trouble

In chic restaurants and athletic clubs, health-conscious Americans guzzled so much Perrier bottled mineral water in the 1980s that it became the drink of the decade. Some of the fizz may go out of Perrier's $450 million annual sales with word last week that the firm's U.S. distributor is recalling its entire inventory from store shelves nationwide because laboratory tests found benzene in a small number of bottles.

The potential carcinogen was discovered by North Carolina health officials, who so prize the purity of the water from an underground spring in Vergeze, France, that they use it as a standard test...

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