Five Frequently Asked Questions About Water
Its going to be a hot summer so you'll need to keep yourself properly hydrated. Here's another great article from Kimberly Synder, in which she reviews what you should know about the water you're drinking. Kimberly's articles can be found on her blog at http://www.kimberlysnyder.net
There are all kinds of problems with bottled water – both from a health and an environmental standpoint. Here are a few of the problems.
- Quality: It’s difficult to know what you’re getting with bottled water. Some comes from municipal water sources – in other words, it’s tap water. Other brands may contain fluoride, which has been shown to be toxic to the body. Bottom line – you just don’t know what you’re getting with bottled water.
- Packaging: While most plastic water bottles are recyclable, many people don’t bother to recycle them. One look at information on the Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch and you’ll see why plastics are an environmental problem. Producing them is also an issue, since they are petrochemical products that pollute the environment during production.
- Toxins: PET plastic water bottles may harbor toxins that are hormone disrupters. These toxins can leach into the water. Hard plastic bottles contain bisphenol-a, which is highly toxic, as well. Instead: Consider a stainless steel water bottle, filled with water from a home filter for your best source of hydration.