What are the main concerns when comparing bottled water to tap water?
Taste Cost Safety Environment Myth VS Truth
Myth: Bottled water tastes better Truth: When people are put in a blind test many cant tell the difference and usually more people prefer tap water.
Myth: Bottled water is safer and healthier than tap water. Some bottled water contains: -Bacterial contaminantsIndustrial solvents -Chemicals from plastic (BPA) -Arsenic, a known carcinogen (cancer causing)
-Biphenyl A (BPA): found in many plastic bottles, also water coolers contain estrogens,which are female hormones that have been linked to breast and ovarian cancers as well as childhood development problems. -Phthalates: known to disrupt testosterone and other hormones which leach into bottled water over time.
-Bottled water causes over 60 million plastic bottles to be produced, filled, transported and disposed every day in America, which is only in the USA! -Less than 20% of bottles get recycled. -It takes 3 times as much water to produce the bottle as it does to fill it. -Around 75 percent of the empty plastic bottles end up in our landfills, lakes, streams and seas, where they might never completely decompose