Is bottled water toxic?

Did you know many bottled waters have been recalled in the past?

That is a fact I would’ve never imagined. Something advertised as clean and crisp, bottled from the purest source is just that.. An advertisement that isn’t  profiting us. A resource that nature intended to nourish and benefit us, is being controlled by larger companies so their personal assets can grow. Isn’t it kind of strange that the same companies that sell you sodas and chocolates also bottle your water?? A quote to think about which was said by one of these major companies is …”the biggest enemy is tap water.”

1/3 of all bottled water comes from the tap.

Another fact that many are unaware of. Basically big companies are taking the same water you could be drinking for free, placing a shiny label with pretty mountains and bottling it in plastic which has been linked to many cancer-related issues. Have you ever noticed the words pet below the recycling logo on the side of a bottled water?  Pet stands for Polyethylene terephthalate, a synthetic polymer which has been linked to cancer and many other health issues. Plastic contains bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical also found in gas which has been linked to cancer, diabetes, birth defects, obesity, low sperm count, infertility, and the list goes on… Bpa is also found in baby bottles, and pretty much any hard plastic bottles.  There are many chemicals found in plastic which can cause health problems, especially for the community living near the largest plastic refinery located in Corpus Christi, Texas. Those individuals are suffering and dying from cancer-related issues from all the toxic emissions escaping from that refinery. Does that sound like a fair price just so we can have our pre-packaged water??

Did you know a single person in the FDA is responsible for all bottled water regulations?

Isn’t that insane?! One person in all of FDA decides if the water you drink sold by multi-million companies is actually safe and healthier for you to drink… These bottled water companies provide their own tests on safety and are not forced to make them public, as opposed to tap water which provides test results for every city and can easily be accessed online.  Click here! Another interesting fact is if the water is bottled within the same state as it’s sold, FDA cannot regulate.

Plastic bottle landfills twice the size of Texas can be found in our oceans.

Can you imagine the damage that’s causing to our oceans and the creatures living there… Put it this way, fish eat tiny pieces of plastic and later on end up on your plate. Yummy! Not everyone has resources to recycle and some might not even find it necessary, but why should innocent creatures and our environment have to pay…

So if you still believe bottled water is more pure and healthier than tap…Thanks for contributing in our plastic filled oceans! Our future generations will oh-so-very-much appreciate the “plastic soup” we have created for them…

The movie Tapped showed me a sad reality 🙁 so if you enjoyed this article, watch this movie and ditch the bottle.

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    Anonymous

    Thanks for the tip! I actually did stumble upon blue gold, but haven’t gotten around to watching it yet. Definitely on my to do list.

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