Bottled Water is Not Safer

Bottled Water is Not Safer

The bottled water industry has created a misconception in the United States that bottled water is cleaner, safer, and healthier than tap water. In fact, both regulation and enforcement of bottled water safety is weaker than of tap water safety. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates bottled water–if the water is sold over state lines–meaning up to 70% of all bottled water produced and sold within states is exempt from FDA regulation. Most food processing plants are not even inspected once a year and any safety testing of the bottled water is performed by the companies themselves.

Bottled water wastes fossil fuels and water in production and transport, and when the water is drank, the bottles become a major source of waste. it takes more than 47 million gallons of oil to produce plastic water bottles for Americans every year. Eliminating those bottles would be like taking 100,000 cars off the road and 1 billion pounds of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. Each one of those bottles require nearly five times its volume in water to manufacture the plastics and have caused the release of nickel , ethylene oxide, and benzene. Then, rather than being recycled, 86% of them are thrown away. breaking down these plastics can take thousands of years, while their components seep into our water supplies.

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