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Dangers of Low Quality Bottled Water

More and more people are drinking bottled water because they are concerned about the quality of their tap water. This is understandable especially if your city’s water contains fluoride. The problem is that most people don’t know that seventy percent of the bottled water sold is completely unregulated by the United States government. This has led to low quality bottled water flooding the market at the expense of our health.

Bacteria in the Water

Because of the lack of regulations, a lot of bottled water is simply treated tap water. Oftentimes, the water can contain high levels of bacteria. This can seriously cause you illness as well as a trip to the doctor. Bacteria in your drinking water can cause vomiting, diarrhea and other symptoms similar to that of food poisoning. This is especially true for young children, debilitated people and the elderly.

Carcinogens in the Water

The companies that sell bottled water are out there to make money. That’s the nature of business. However, many cut costs by making the plastic cheaper and less safe than they should manufacture the bottles. Water bottles usually contain Bisphenol A. The chemical is more commonly known as BPA. This is a known carcinogen and can cause you and your family harm. Cheap bottled water is naturally made out of the cheapest plastic the manufacturer can make. The Bisphenol A can leach into the water that you drink and enter your body. This carcinogen will then be present within your body and could potentially develop into cancer overtime.

So What Is Safe To Drink

There are some companies that provide bottled water in BPA free containers. This eliminates the risk of the carcinogen getting into your bottled water. Companies that are that conscious about health risks usually test their water for bacteria and other health risks.

In home water filtration systems can also be a healthy alternative to low cost bottled water. The system removes harmful chemicals, bacteria and carcinogens from your tap water. It is also much less expensive than purchasing bottled water at the store. You can bottle your own water and save money as well.

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