Bottled water companies like to spread the message that their water is a safer alternative to tap water. But question is- ‘Is that true’ ?
One of the little secrets about many brands of bottled water is that their water is simply a bottled version of tap water, so number of chemicals that are present in municipal tap water, those same chemicals are also in bottled water that uses tap water as its source.
Another source of chemicals in bottled water is the bottles themselves. Manufacturing plastic bottles creates a number of chemical byproducts that can leech into bottled water, and the plastic bottles themselves contain unsafe chemicals that contaminate the water.
According to a German Study what we found in Fox News archive, bottled water have more than 24 500 chemicals and those chemicals, most from the plastic that leaches into the water, may cause diabetes, cancer and obesity.
Despite these alarming results, you don’t have to fear for your life, but, small children, women of childbearing age and pregnant women are at bigger risk of poor outcomes when exposed to these chemicals. Effects can include stunted growth, early puberty, premature birth, infertility, early menopause and like we mention above, research discover that these chemical can also trigger diabetes, obesity and certain types of cancer.
Since bottled water is considered a food it comes under the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). Independent testing has found arsenic, carcinogens, and even fecal matter in bottled water. Tap water has hundreds of people at the EPA constantly monitoring the safety of municipal water. Take control of your health, instead of turning to bottled water, a better solution is to install a water filtration system in your home. Also, consider buying a BPA-free reusable water bottle that you can fill with your home’s filtered tap water and take with you on the go. At the end, it’s all up to you.
Think about what bottles are doing to our planet. Every day Americans throw away more than 50 millions bottles. Less than 20% of all bottles get recycled, which means the rest end up in a landfill or in the ocean, poisoning ecosystem.