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Best Reasons NOT To Buy Bottled Water

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Bottled Water Vs Tap? Here is a list of good reasons that might make you re-think about buying that "healthy" bottled water!

Rated 0 points - posted 9 years ago by working-girl-usa in category Health.
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Spring Water may be comming from a well in a parking lot Report Abuse
Really! One popular brand advertised natural spring water - the source - an old well in an abandonded parking lot of a shut down industrial plant - can you say seepage?
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EWG (Environmental Working Group) has over 80 companies who graded F on quality of product Report Abuse
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PET bottles have a toxic material " Antimony" Report Abuse
the longer a bottle sits around the more antimony it develops - high concentrtions can cause nausea, vomiting and diahrea
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Can contain bacterial contaminates Report Abuse
The water is safe but can contain bacterial contaminates exceeding state or industry standards. This has been reportetly found in 10% of the industries bottlers (1999 report) with no major industry changes as a result to date.
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More than 25% come from Municipal water supplies Report Abuse
Bottled H2O suppliers are not required to list on the label the water source
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be wary of words like 'pure,' 'pristine,' 'glacial,' 'premium,' 'natural' or 'healthy.' Report Abuse
They're basically meaningless words added to labels to emphasize the alleged purity of bottled water over tap water
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The EPA does not regulate Bottled Water Report Abuse
The EPA regualates tap water but not bottled water. The FDA oversee's the industry but does not have adequate resources in all states for regular monitoring
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60-70% of bottled water is not monitered by the FDA Report Abuse
If the water is bottled & packaged within the same state - the FDA overseeing policy does not apply
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Bottled water may be no safer, or healthier, than tap water in many countries while selling for up to 1,000 times the price Report Abuse
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Toxic chemicals can be released into the environment during the manufacture and disposal of bottles Report Abuse
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None of the EWG tested brands were graded A Report Abuse
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Bottle Water creates more waste in the system Report Abuse
66% of water bottles are thrown away and not recycled - it takes 3 minutes to drink a bottle of water and a thousand years for it to biodegrade!
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Bottled water has a significant environmental footprint Report Abuse
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Polythylene terephylete bottles may leach chemicals into water Report Abuse
PET or PETE bottles are generally safe but when stored in hot or warm temperatures the plastic can leach chemicals into the water
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Bottlers do not have to let consumers know if their product becomes contaminated. Report Abuse
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Only 18% disclose quality reports with contaminate testing on their websites Report Abuse
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Only 2 bottle waters disclose water sources and treatment methods on their label Report Abuse
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Most bottled water does not contain Flouride for tooth decay prevention Report Abuse
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Some brands of water come from islands and countries far away Report Abuse
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