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Is Bottled Water Worth It?

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Wednesday, 05 Jul 2017 04:44 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Many Americans drink bottled water in an effort to avoid the problems associated with public drinking water.

There are now more than 700 different brands to choose from; they differ in source, mineral content, and purity.

But plastic containers for bottled water have become another source for concern, because they typically contain bisphenol-A, or BPA, a hormone-disrupting chemical that can leach from the plastic into the water.

More companies are now using glass or BPA-free plastic containers. Those are the best

choices for drinking water.

Because of the popularity of bottled water, city officials across the country have conducted high-level campaigns to assure the public that their drinking water is safe.

The media subsequently jumped on the bandwagon with stories that most bottled water is taken from municipal water supplies.

Therefore, they asked, why would anyone want to pay exorbitant prices for it?

While that is basically true, most water-bottling companies filter their water extensively, removing the vast majority of contaminants found in municipal water. They do this with double or even triple filtration through reverse osmosis filters.

In addition, many companies use another process called ozonization, which kills most of the bacteria and viruses, and does so much more efficiently and safely than chlorination.

A number of companies also add basic minerals, such as calcium and magnesium to their final products.

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While that is basically true, most water-bottling companies filter their water extensively, removing the vast majority of contaminants found in municipal water.
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