What’s the truth about Bottled Water?
Although we may think bottled water is our safest option - more than 25% of bottled water comes from a municipal supply. Most people are surprised to know that they’re drinking glorified tap water; and most labels on bottles don’t tell you where the water is even coming from.
The truth is, bottled water contains an excess amount of minerals which are added to the water supply. As our body needs only a small quantity of these minerals, bottled water can do more harm than good. In addition, plastic bottles contain Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) and Bisphenol A (BPA).
Some effects of these harmful plastic hardeners are and not limited to
- neurological difficulties
- early puberty in girls
- reduced fertility in women
- premature labor
- defects in newborn babies
Plastic bottled also contain Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), and Phthalates. These chemicals found in plastic are endocrine-disrupting additives that have been linked to a wide range of developmental and reproductive effects, including
- reduced sperm count
- testicular abnormality and tumors
- Gender development issues.
The FDA does not regulate phthalates or class them as a health hazard due to the supposedly minute amounts present in plastic bottles.
- Rostislav Grutman