Tap Water vs Bottled Water .. Both Are Bad
I recently read an article in Natural Health that said we should be drinking more tap water and that is was just as safe as bottled water.
First of all, not all bottled water is good and worse all of the plastic bottles that get tossed every day are defiantly bad for the environment. Bottled water and It’s Problems. Secondly, there are no guarantees your tap water is good either.
The current water standards which municipal water systems were enacted in 1974 and over 2,000 different contaminants have been found in our drinking water supplies and they have only established safe standards for about 100 of them. An analysis of tap water in found that the water supply in 24 major cities are contaminated with trace amounts of prescription drugs like antibiotics, psychotropic, blood pressure and others. The EPA says it poses no threat, yet the long term health effects are not known.
I’m not knocking the local water treatment systems unfortunately they can’t stop every microbial contaminate from getting past their system. Even if the could get everything out of the water, they can’t guarantee the quality of the pipes that transport the water to your house. Here in South Florida we see way too many “boil water orders” issued by the various cities.
The chlorine many use to disinfect our water has leaves cancer causing byproducts called trihalomethanes (THMs). Then there is the issue of fluoride in our water. Congress is now looking into this.
The water filtration method suggested in the article is the most basic and least effective filtration method available. It said the carbon filtration will reduce chlorine, lead, copper, cadmium and mercury enough to make it ok. I don’t know about you, but I don’t think any amount of chlorine, lead, copper, cadmium or mercury is ok to ingest.
Our body is made up of about 60% water. Don’t you think it should be as pure as possible? I do. Tap Water vs Bottled Water, you decide the winner.
Wishing you the best of health