Did you know that most bottled water is filtered tap water from ‘municipal sources’? Even if it is filtered ‘spring water’ from a glacier mountain high in the Alps, there are health risks associated with drinking water from plastic bottles.
Plastic contains various chemicals. By the time you purchase bottled water it could be sitting on the shelf for up to two years. Since water is a solvent, the risk is that chemicals from the plastic bottles can leach into your drinking water. Research BPA, bacteria, and harmful chemicals in bottled water.
Imagine it’s summer time. It’s 90 degrees outside or hotter and plastic bottles filled with water are being transported to your favorite grocery store. How hot do you think it is in the transport truck? Do you think that heat could speed up the leaching of chemicals from the plastic into your drinking water? Even if it’s not hot, water sitting in a plastic bottle for a long period of time has the potential to leach chemicals into your water.
Research FDA regulation of bottled water. What you’ll find is that tap water is tested and regulated on a regular basis. Bottled water is not.
Also research the environmental hazards that plastic bottles cause. Animals, birds, fish, and even humans are affected by plastic bottles that find their way into our oceans.
Recommendations About Drinking Water.
- Avoid buying water in plastic bottles
- Avoid reverse osmosis water (because it removes necessary minerals we need for good health)
- Filter your tap water with an inexpensive charcoal filter and change the filter every three to six months
Keep drinking water in stainless steel or glass containers if you’re going to be away from home. Never put water in plastic bottles.
If you want to go one step further, invest in a Kangen Water machine.