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Because of concerns over the safety and health effects of tap water, many people today are turning to bottled water.
Bottled water is usually classified by its source (spring, spa, geyser, public water supply, etc.), by its mineral content (containing at least 250 parts per million of dissolved solids), and/or by the type of treatment it has undergone (deionized, steam distilled, etc.).
Because there’s a lot of overlap, some water falls into more than one classification.
In addition, most states have no rules governing appropriate labeling, so some bottled water claims may be misleading or incorrect.
The biggest problem with bottled water is its threat to the environment from the improper disposal of the bottles.
Only 20% of Americans recycle bottles.
Americans drink 18 gallons of bottled water per capita.
This equals 144 16-oz bottles per person per year, which mostly goes to the garbage or incinerator.
Incineration causes toxic by-products like chloride gas and ash, containing heavy metals.
Energy is needed to transport these empty bottles as well.
If you use bottled water, buy it in bulk and transfer water to reusable containers.
While the EPA regulates public water supplies, the FDA oversees the quality and safety of bottled drinking water.
There is also concern over the leaching of plastic particles into the water that comes in plastic bottles.
Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health found people who drank from clear plastic polycarbonate bottles had an increase in bisphenol A (BPA) of 69%.
BPA is used to make reusable hard plastic – like those used in water cooler bottles – more durable.
The harder the bottle, the more BPA in it.
BPA is used in hundreds of everyday products.
A recent large human study linked BPA concentrations in people’s urine to an increased prevalence of diabetes, heart disease, and liver toxicity.
The FDA defined the terms used to describe bottled drinking water in specific requirements in April 1997, making your choices somewhat clearer than in the past.
The FDA regulations for bottled water allow various terms to be used with one another if bottled water meets more than one definition, so it’s possible for some water labels to include a number of different terms.
All the terms legally necessary to describe bottled drinking water are discussed in tomorrow’s post.
Any term you find on a label that’s not defined or included is a marketing slogan added to entice you to buy the product.
It can mean anything the manufacturer of the product says it means.
This is what we use.
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