bottled water vs. tap water

here's what's wrong with them

tap water

According to EWG's Tap Water Database which analyzes data from almost 50,000 public water utilities nationwide, tap water contains a dose of industrial or agricultural contaminants linked to cancer, brain and nervous system damage, developmental defects, fertility problems or hormone disruption. Even though this level of contaminants in tap water has been found to pose health risks, it is 100% legal under the Safe Drinking Water Act and it receives a passing grade from federal and state regulatory agencies.

In addition to this, the Environmental Protection Agency has not added a new contaminant to the list of regulated drinking water pollutants in more than 20 years. This means there are no legal limits for the rest of the contaminants that have been added in the recent years. Because the federal government won't take responsibility to protect public health it is now in our hands.

bottled water

The federal government does not require bottled water to be safer than tap and it isn't yet it costs so much more.

Bottled-water plants must test for coliform bacteria just once a week while city tap needs to be tested 100 or more times a month.

Bottled water can also be slightly acidic, which may affect your body's pH balance.

Furthermore, phthalates, which are known to cause birth  defects and infertility, can leach into bottled water over time. There are actually no regulatory standards limiting phthalates in bottled water because the bottled-water industry waged a successful campaign opposing the FDA proposal to set a legal limit for these chemicals.

Let's not forget about the environmentally harmful effects caused by the production and disposal of plastic bottles.

reverse osmosis water 

Reverse osmosis is a filtering process that can be purchased for your home  and that is commonly used in bottled water facilities. Sadly, dangerous chemicals like pesticides, herbicides, and chlorine are molecularly smaller than water and can pass freely through this filter.

Reverse osmosis also strips water of its naturally healthy occurring minerals which serve a vital function in the body's system, making it unhealthy.

"You can trace every sickness, every disease, and every ailment to a mineral deficiency." Dr. Linus Pauling, Two-Time Nobel Prize Winner

For every 1 gallon of purified water produced, 2-3 gallons are also wasted.