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Health and environmental risks of bottled water

Is It Healthy?Is It Clean?

We have now reached a state where we have been inhabiting this planet long enough to destroy its natural, healthy water supplies. Of course, since it seems that the only thing we believe in is money, we sell our nature to each other, making the unhealthy water healthy again through various chemical processes. Since, this way, people are paying both for the tap water they use for washing, bathing and other things, and the bottled water used for drinking, the water industry has become quite an empire earning billions on a yearly basis.

However, the quality of the bottled water we buy is still to be questioned, since, most of the time this is just regular tap water with minimal refinement. So, we are paying to be poisoned by our own water, while we can do it at home, drinking tap water, which is insignificantly more polluted.

Moreover, there are other problems related to the drinking water issue, since there are many other, unhealthy aspects of bottled water.

Unhealthy Water in an Unhealthy Bottle

First of all, there is the question of plastic bottles. Namely, these bottles are capable of releasing different chemicals into the water, when exposed to high or low temperatures. Also, many different fumes and gasses from our polluted environment are capable of passing through the plastic bottle, reaching our water, affecting its taste, smell and overall health value.

All the factors, and many more, can damage our health. Therefore, it is much better to use filtered tap water stored in glass bottles. You can buy water filters everywhere these days. Still, you have to change them often in order to keep the tap water truly clean and safe for consumption.

Finally, our environment is being destroyed at a faster pace, each time bottled water is produced. Its production demands the usage of virgin petroleum for making the plastic bottles and fossil fuels for the supply of the whole production machinery. This depletes our fossil fuels and harms the nature in return.

Also, only half of all the plastic water bottles ever manage to be recycled. The rest is thrown somewhere, polluting the nature, killing the sea life or doing harm to other organisms for thousands of years to come. All in all, this method is clearly not working for us, but, rather, against us. Think better, rise above the monetary purpose of bottled water and choose not to contribute to the destruction of mother Earth.

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