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Why You Need to Stop Drinking Bottled Water?

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by Dr. Jonathan Doyle

What is the best alternative to bottled water? Waterdrop is here to offer the information you need.
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Did you know that humans buy about 1,000,000 plastic bottles per minute? Another shocking statistic is that 91% of all plastic is not recycled. Many of those plastic bottles go straight to landfills—or even worse, to the ocean. We need urgent action to stop this plastic pollution epidemic.
Besides the plastic pollution aspect, health concerns over bottled water have been raised up as experts found toxic chemicals in popular bottled water brands.
The Consumer Report recently tested 47 bottled waters, including 35 noncarbonated and 12 carbonated options. They found the levels of “toxic PFAS chemicals” in several popular brands were above a limit recommended by experts.
PFAS are short for per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances. They are a group of human-made chemicals used in many consumer products to resist grease, oil, water, and heat. The PFAS can accumulate in the human body over time, which “may cause serious health conditions,” the U.S. Food and Drug Administration noted. In lab animals, large amounts of the two most-studied PFAS chemicals can cause cancer and birth defects — plus have reproductive and developmental, liver and kidney, and immunological effects. Apart from the PFAS, heavy metals like arsenic were also found in the tested bottled waters. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health warned residents about PFAS in bottled water sold at the state's Whole Foods and CVS locations.
I believe the solution to these problems is to drink filtered water, and the reverse osmosis water filtration system would be the most certain solution with its 0.0001um filtration accuracy. The system can effectively remove more than 1000 contaminants in water, including chlorine, fluoride, heavy metals, bacteria, and viruses.
Many people complain that the reverse osmosis system is too wasteful, and they'd rather drive a couple of miles to get the bulky bottled water in Costco. Let's not talk about the carbon footprint during this single driving action. You have to carry those bottled water home and lifted them to the kitchen or other places you store. However, if you have a water filtration system installed, you will access clean and safe drinking water all day every day without waiting. That's awesome for a lazy person like me.
As for the wasteful point, the home appliances that we use, like washing machines and dishwashers, waste every gallon of water they use. Can you still blame the reverse osmosis system for generating waste water? That said, the waste water can be collected for other house chores, for example, water the garden. The most crucial part of getting a reverse osmosis system is that it's a sustainable way of getting drinking water. No more plastic bottles!
The biggest mistake that people had made is the belief that someone else will take care of our environment and generate a magical solution to solve the problem. With news about environmental pollution and water crisis gets exposed increasingly. We need urgent action to stop this plastic pollution epidemic and regain our right to safe drinking water. Choose our planet over plastic. Choose purified water over polluted water.
 
 

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