With Americans spending over $8 billion a year on bottled water, it makes you wonder... is it really better for you?
You spend $1 for 20 ounces of bottled water. That same dollar will buy almost 900 gallons of tap water. That makes bottled water 5,600 times more
We have to have chlorine in our drinking water to kill the microorganisms so we don't get sick. Who knows what some companies might put into their
water to get rid of these microorganisms.
Some bottled water came labeled as if it was from a mountain stream and, in fact, was city tap water. There are a lot of misleading labels on bottled
water, what else are they lying to you about?
If you look at Alaskan Falls' label, you'll see a bear and a waterfall. But farther down, in very small print, it says it is filtered municipal tap
Bottled water is so ubiquitous that people can hardly ask for water anywhere without being handed a bottle.
Another area of potential concern is the fact that no agency calls for testing of bottled water after it leaves its initial packaging plant, leaving
some to wonder what happens during months of storage and transport. To begin to examine this question, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment
tested 80 samples of bottled water from retail stores and manufacturers. All 80 of the samples had detectable levels of chlorine, fluoride and sodium.
Seventy-eight of the 80 contained some nitrate (which can cause methemoglobinemia, or blue-baby syndrome, in higher doses), 12 had nitrite, 53 had
chloroform, 33 contained bromodichloro-methane, 25 had arsenic and 15 tested positive for lead.
Plastic water bottles can take 1,000 years to biodegrade. Nine out of 10 water bottles end up as garbage or litter, and that means 30 million per
Bottled water isn't healthier or 'greener' than tap water.