Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Do you know what's in your bottled water?

Eat This Not That! (which happens to be my 13-year-old's favorite book series) has an excellent feature on its web site about the truth about bottled water.

Here are some key points from the article:
  • It could be just tap water--or much worse (because it's not subject to the same regulations as drinking water). And at least 25% of bottled water comes right out of the tap.
  • Chemicals from the plastic water bottles leach into the water--yikes! It's even worse when the bottled water is stored in a warm environment. I'm becoming increasingly worried about the amount of chemicals we are exposing our bodies to and the connection to cancer and other diseases. Plastic in contact with food or beverages is a huge culprit.
  • Bottled water is connected to our demand for oil and litters the environment. Bottled water uses 17 million barrels of oil per year...and 86% of those water bottles end up in the trash and will take 400 to 1,000 years to degrade.
Let's put a stop to bottled water before it's too late!

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