Fluoridating potable water supplies
Plastic would obviously be an issue for most bottled waters but it also comes into play for home or commercially filtered waters, or even raw spring water in that you need a container to store your water before you consume it.Obviously the best container is glass because when you choose plastic you are potentially exposed to the following chemicals.Phthalates -- Phthalates are widely used in the United States to make plastics like polyvinyl chloride (PVC) more flexible. That it's healthier for you than tap water, that it can replace your vitamins, that it's really only tap water and how environmentally unfriendly it is.With this type of conflicting information about water, it's easy to get confused. It is a fact that 67 million water bottles are thrown away each day.Also, just because you are throwing your used water bottles into the recycling bin, it does not necessarily mean they are able to be recycled.Another problem with bottled water is the incredible amount of fuel needed to transport these heavy loads of plastic (and sometimes glass) bottles to your local supermarket, home or office.Drinking water from a plastic water bottle poses serious health risks to you and your family.
About 40 percent of bottled water is nothing more than bottled tap water!
So not only might you still be drinking all the chemicals you were trying to avoid in the first place, you may be exposing yourself to even MORE chemicals by drinking from plastic bottles….
Let's see if we can help you cut through the clutter and lead you down the path to healthier water consumption. That's a staggering amount of waste considering only 10 percent of these water bottles are ever recycled.
Despite the good reputation recycling has, this practice is not always best for the ecosystem as it is labor-intensive, costly and burns natural resources.
If you are pregnant or nursing, your child is also at risk.
If you are feeding your baby or toddler from a plastic bottle, switch to glass to avoid BPA contamination.