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7 Reasons To Drink our Public Water instead of Bottled Water

7 Reasons To Drink our Public Water instead of Bottled Water
  1. Your tap water meets higher standards than bottled water. FDA standards for bottled water are lower than the EPA standards your tap water meets.
  2. Your tap water is conveniently supplied at low cost to you. You pay about 1,000 times more for bottled water. It is inconvenient and costly to transport bottled water. Tap water is delivered free right to your faucet.
  3. It is costly to dispose of all the plastic containers, bottles and cans in which bottled water and sweet drinks are packaged. They litter our highways, lakeshores and beaches.
  4. Bottled water is more likely to be contaminated with bacteria. Chlorination of tap water greatly reduces the level of microorganisms. By comparison bottled water may be stored in plastic containers for long periods of time in warehouses without chlorine.
  5. Tap water is a source of essential minerals and trace elements in our diet. By contrast, minerals are removed from bottled water treated by reverse osmosis.
  6. Sweet drinks contribute to bad health.
    • Sweet drinks cause obesity, our number one health problem. They are made with water of unknown quality. Some are contaminated with heavy metals. Obesity is associated with diabetes, heart disease, bad knee joints, airway obstruction, sleep apnea, attention deficit disorders and many other health problems. Evidence against sweet drinks is so compelling that they are being removed from our schools nationwide.
    • Sweet drinks cause tooth decay. They contain acids and chelating agents as well as lots of sugar. These ingredients act to leach mineral out of our teeth and cause dental decay, especially when they are sipped over long periods of the day.
    • Sweet drinks contain synthetic chemicals, the long-term effects of consumption of which are uncertain. Carbonated beverages contain phosphoric acid and may contribute to osteoporosis. Other chemicals include preservatives, coloring agents and artificial sweeteners. Is it safe to consume these daily for years? Maybe not. Those drinks with the diuretic, caffeine, do not hydrate body tissues well.
  7. Fluoridated water prevents tooth decay. Fluoride is added in just the right amount for climate conditions so that, if we drink it, it prevents about half of the cavities we would otherwise get. This is widely known to be one of the most effective public health measures ever provided.