Bottled Water Concerns

Quality H20 – Something to smile about!
Do you drink bottled water? Why? Bottled water does not contain fluoride, while most city water does. Fluoride is an important mineral that strengthens your teeth against tooth decay. Children, in particular, need fluoride for strong teeth, but many parents use bottled water to mix baby formula. For older kids, water offers a quick, do-it-yourself drink straight from the tap. It's sufficiently healthier than sports drinks and sodas, which contain a lot of sugar.

But there's a bigger, global case backing tap water as the colorless, odorless, tasteless beverage of choice:

  • It takes 1.5 million barrels of crude oil to produce water bottles each year
  • 60 million plastic water bottles end up in landfills each year
  • A plastic water bottle can take up to 1000 years to biodegrade
  • If you reuse water bottles, there's a good chance that the polyethylene terephthalate they're composed of leeches into the water you refill your bottles with
  • Public water suppliers have to report daily as to the safety of their water, while bottled water supplies are checked by the FDA weekly (see info on your state's public water supply at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/dwinfo/index.html)
  • Bottled water costs 500 to 1000 times more than tap water

So tell me why you drink bottled water again?

Source: http://food.yahoo.com/blog/beautyeats/22317/tap-vs-bottled-what-should-you-drink

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