Here’s a quick exercise: try doing a quick tally of everything you ate today. Maybe some cereal, an apple, those leftover cold noodles for lunch. A macadamia nut cookie, a small handful of grapes, 149 microplastics…wait. What? Microplastics?
A Look at the Benefits and Downside of RO Bottled Water
Bottled Water as a Source of Contaminant-Free Water
Because of the ever-increasing levels of pollution, quite a number of our natural water sources are getting contaminated with dangerous chemicals at an alarming speed. This raises the question of the safety of drinking water that isn’t treated thoroughly to remove such contaminants.
Realizing this, an increasing number of concerned people have been working on improving the quality of purified drinking water available to us. Bottled water as a source of clean, uncontaminated water seems to be gaining popularity nowadays.…
Do you know that drinking bottled water can bring negative effects to your health and the planet? Read on to learn more about why you should think twice when drinking this water.
What You Should Know About Bottled Water
1. Plastic Bottles Are Not Eco-Friendly
No matter how you look at it, plastic bottles are never good for the environment. Manufacturers of these bottles usually use polyethylene terephthalate (PET) to make them.
PET breaks down into small fragments over time, and they release toxins that can contaminate the soil and waterways and make animals sick. A single plastic bottle takes years to degrade, so it can be a huge contributor to the world’s enormous piles of garbage.
Still drinking sparkling water? Then it’s time for a rethink. The bubble has well and truly burst on the bottled water industry and it’s time to say a firm farewell to the fizz.
So – the next time you reach for a can or a bottle of the carbonated stuff from the shelf – it might be worth keeping a few things in mind.
Many people have reported feeling uncomfortably bloated after drinking carbonated water. We find this to be hardly surprising since most brands of sparkling water are chock-full of artificially injected carbon dioxide.
Think you don’t scare easily? Fearless about drinking water out of plastic bottles or the tap? Well, prepare to be afraid… we have some shockingly true stories about tap and bottled water that are the stuff of nightmares!
Frightening Fact #1: The Terrifying Truth About Tap Water
Who needs “made-up” spooky stories when you can open a newspaper or switch on the TV to hear about the cities, towns, and schools that have some seriously scary stuff lurking in the water?
Frightening Fact #2: The Petrifying Plastic Horror
It wasn’t until EU countries tried to get rid of plastic that they realized that plastic was …
The results of the nationwide survey confirm that carbonated soda continues to decline, marking a further loss in soda’s market share for the 13th consecutive year.
More and more people ditching sugary, chemical-laced soda for healthier beverages is positive news in many respects. Drinking water is obviously great, as there’s no better way to hydrate – but this article should be read with a cautionary footnote.
The increased consumption of bottled water is almost certainly linked to the constant news stories about …
It’s almost funny. The FDA is militant about not allowing perfectly edible and delicious unpasteurized Camembert and many other legendary cheeses into the country, but it is far more laid back when it comes to the controversial chemical BPA – linked to low birth weight and certain types of cancer.
According to the FDA, unlike a decent wheel of Brie de Meaux, BPA is “probably alright in very small doses.” We’re paraphrasing here, by the way, but you get the gist.
“Probably alright in very small doses” is fine when you’re talking about certain things. Cleaning your teeth with the kids’ toothpaste for a day because you’ve run out? …
So, we’ve laid bare the extortionate cost of bottled water and highlighted the practice of selling tap water in bottles at a hugely inflated profit. Persuading people to buy filtered tap water in a bottle with a slick label is quite a coup for the drinks industry.
BPA is Here to Stay?
But it’s not just the ever-rising cost to both your pocket and to the environment. Bottled water is problematic in other ways as well.
“Certain chemicals found in plastic bottles can have effects on every system in our bodies. They can affect ovulation, and increase our risk of hormonally driven problems like PCOS, endometriosis and breast cancer, among other things.”