City tap water must meet standards for certain important toxic or cancer-causing chemicals such as phthalate (a chemical that can leach from plastic, including plastic bottles); the FDA exempts bottled water from this regulation.
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The Bawell Water Ionizer report’s comparison of alkaline home filtration vs. buying bottled water provides several reasons why alkaline home filtration ends up being the better choice. These include price, contaminants in bottled water, and contaminants due to the plastic water bottle. The report explains that problems with the bottled water industry are the fact that it is very loosely regulated and nearly 40% of all bottled water starts out as tap water. Studies have found that many bottled water brands are no purer than tap water.
Bawell continues in the report by explaining that in some cases bottled water can be harmful. One out of every three bottles of water contain harmful chemicals such as cancer-causing contaminants, bacteria, and carcinogens. The bottle itself may be the source of many of the contaminants. These plastics are formed out of petroleum which is not healthy to ingest. There is also a lack of regulation in the bottling process. In simplest terms, drinking bottled water may be a significant health risk because you have no control over any of the water purification or bottling processes used to make the bottled water.
In addition to the contaminants which are the result of poorly filtering the tap water which is bottled, or the plastic in which it is packaged, the plastic bottles do not quickly degrade. Buying plastic bottled water adds needlessly to the 31 million tons of plastic that is discarded annually in the United States. This plastic is manufactured from Polyethylene Terepthalate (PET), which is a derivative from crude oil. The amount of oil used to manufacture these plastic water bottles is approximately 1.5 million barrels each year. This volume of oil would fuel 100,000 cars for a full year the Bawell report explains.
The water ionizer report continues by stating that more than eight of every ten empty bottles go into landfills or end up as litter. With a degradation period of up to 1000 years, this is a problem that will only grow in size and one which future generations will have to deal with. Some large cities have even banned the sale of bottled water because of its many environmental issues. When accounting for the additional monetary and environmental cost of buying bottled water it is more than clear to see that installing a home drinking water filter system like the Bawell water ionizer is the more logical choice.
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