I recently posted an illustration depicting the waste of bottled water. Many of you commented, and for that I thank you. It seems the majority of you drink bottled water due to concerns over the safety of your tap water. Since March 2008 there have been a number of articles citing the presence of prescription drugs found in a number of local water supplies.
While the amount found is minuscule, it was enough to raise more than a few eyebrows, including Congress according to abcnews.com. An article on cnn.com makes a very valid point by stating that in fact many bottled waters are in fact supplied by tap water and even aquifers are not immune from the impurities.
The thing is, bottled water was not tested in the original study and it stands to reason they could also contain potentially harmful substances. According to http://www.aquasanastore.com/ “An estimated 25% or more of bottled water is really just tap water in a bottle—sometimes further treated, sometimes not.”
As Reported by medicalnewstoday.com The water quality analysis was carried out by the University of Iowa Hygienic Laboratory. Researchers found 38 impurities in the 10 brands of bottled water they analyzed. This included disinfection byproducts, fertilizer residue, traces of pain medication, solvents, chemicals used in the plastics industry, bacteria, and radioactive strontium. Across the 10 brands, the researchers found an average of 8 pollutants in each.
So what’s a thirsty person to do?