Tip: Bottled Water vs Tap Water

Which is better, bottled water or tap water? Did you know that the federal government does not mandate that bottled water be any safer than tap water?

Bottled Water WasteWhich is better, bottled water or tap water? Did you know that the federal government does not mandate that bottled water be any safer than tap water – the chemical pollution standards are nearly identical (EWG 2008)? In fact, bottled water is less regulated than tap water!

“When you shell out for bottled water, which costs up to 1,900 times more than tap water, you have a right to know what exactly is inside that pricey plastic bottle.” This is why the Environmental Working Group (EWG) rates bottled water for the consumer to be fully informed and their 2011 findings are now published on their website: What’s In Your Bottled Water – Besides Water?

Call to Action:

If you purchase, or even drink, bottled water download the EWG’s report and read it.

EWG recommends that you drink filtered tap water. You’ll save money, drink water that’s purer than tap water and help reduce the massive amounts of plastic bottles that end up in the landfills.

To your wellness,

Lynn

2 thoughts on “Tip: Bottled Water vs Tap Water”

  1. Hi. Tallahassee adds fluoride to their tap water so I stay far away from their tap water. People buy sodas and flavored drinks in plastic bottles also that end up in landfills not just us bottled water drinkers.

    1. Hi Jane,
      Yes, you are absolutely correct. I don’t buy anything bottled because it is in the plastic and besides creating more waste it is also a grade of plastic that is very harmful, especially for those who rely on bottled drinks or water on a regular basis.

      Living where you have municipal water (and most do add fluoride), filtering water for drinking, cooking and showering/bathing is most important.

      Thank you for pointing out that other drinks in plastic bottles in are not a good choice either!
      Be well,
      Lynn

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