Sunday, September 11, 2011

Is it better to drink tap or bottled water?

The most important element probably known to man is water. Some say you can go days without eating but you can't go long without water. The body is made up of 75% water, which it poses a powerful force in nature as well. The concept of bottle water has become accepted as the standard. In the past decade, the bottle water market has more than doubled in the United States surpassing juice, milk, and beer, to becoming the second most popular beverage after soft drinks. I have read stories of taste test done all over the country where consumers confuse tap water with what they thought to be bottled water. A 1999 study by the National Resources Defense Council of more than 1,000 bottles of water found that while most bottled water was safe, some brands violated strict state standards on bacterial contamination, while others were found to contain harmful chemicals such as arsenic. The report concluded that bottled water was no safer than water taken from the tap.

In fact, most of the time bottled water is actually tap water. Tap water also has a few dangers lurking as well. There are 35,000 pesticides containing 600 chemical compounds. Yet municipal water systems are only required to test for six. Many of these chemicals are known to cause birth defects, nerve damage, sterility and cancer. That sounds scary to hear but the truth is everthing you drink comes basically from municipal drinking sources, even some bottled water. A recent government study found that more than 25% of all large U.S. public water systems contain traces of one or more toxic substances. ... Public water systems do not test for the carcinogens and other dangerous chemicals that are being found. Next to chlorine‚ lead is the most common contaminant found in tap water. Lead in drinking water usually originates between the water main in the street and the household faucet. One study done in Baltimore MD‚ showed that children with high blood-lead levels had a significantly higher rate of problem behaviors than children with low blood levels. The addition of chlorine to our drinking water began in the late 1800s and by 1904 it became a standard treatement of drinking water. According to the U.S. Council of Environmental Quality‚ "Cancer risk among people drinking chlorinated water is as much as 93% higher than among those whose water does not contain chlorine."

Health Benefits of Drinking Water

More energy

Perform Better

Lose weight

Reduces headaches and dizziness.

Helps with digestion and converting food into energy

Facilitates elimination of waste

Did you know water is always returns back to source? 
Next time you are in the rest room think about that. Your water goes back home to "THE SOURCE". We are responsible for cleaning up our water supplies by starting to cleanup whats going into our bodies becoming more conscious about the chemicals that our family are exposed too. Be more conscious by doing your part and researching what you're taking into your bodies.

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