How Safe Is The Water You Drink?
May 29, 2018 7:11pm CST
I see so many people coming out of the store with baskets full to overflowing with plastic bottles of water. I have never been one to pay for my water and can probably count on one hand the times I have drank bottled water. It is usually the same water as what we drink from our taps anyway. Come to find out the tap water I have been drinking may have as many problems as the bottled water. Plastic bottles are a problem to the environment as well as having chemicals in them used in their production to make the plastic softer. The chemicals can leach into the water. Some bottles are supposedly better than others but, of course, you are paying for that. Tap water can have arsenic, nitrate, lead and carcinogenic chemicals in it. Both can have chemicals in that can cause problems. The best thing you can do is filter your water. These systems can be installed in your refrigerator or sink.
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• United States
We have a refrigerator where we could filter our water but we don't. It's not hooked up for that, though I so wish it was. I didn't buy the fridge so it wasn't my call as to whether to hook that part up. I boil my tap water in my kettle before pouring it in my ceramic pitcher in the fridge. I want to get either a tap filter or another kind of filter I can put in my fridge. I haven't done the research yet. I'm honestly not sure how good boiling the water does, but I feel better drinking the water after I've boiled it. I will drink water from the store if it was in a glass bottle to begin with. Edited to say: The bottle I bought for my camping trip is glass.
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@RubyHawk Water in many developed nations' areas is way better than in many developing countries' areas. So instead of becoming victims to diarrhoea or dysentery or typhoid etc, people prefer bottled water with some bad effects to straightaway getting a disease. I know it is far from ideal but perhaps we need a worldwide movement to clean our rivers and springs and other drinking water sources.
• Holiday, Florida
but they too are expensive and if you have to move i am not sure you can just take them with you. this water here is worse then any place i have ever lived. black peices of stuff sometimes come out and we are not sure if it is just the pipes. ordinarily i buy bottled water to switch off and get used to a new area but this time i have stayed on it cause at least we don;t see black stuff floating in it.