Is bottled water safer?



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Is bottled water better than tap water?
If you think bottled water is safer than tap water, then you will need to read the next. Found that 40 percent of bottled water is contaminated with bacteria and or removing bats fungi.
Chemical or biological contamination of bottled water has been already found for many years. Some readers might already have known that some so called spring water is actually tap water without any purification. Many brands of bottled water are indeed inferior to tap water in regard to their safety.
The package per se can be a problem. Years ago when I was in graduate school, we did a sensory evaluation on the odor of the bottled water. We found that the opaque bottles often times carry strong plastic odor.
To prevent ingestion of pollutants through water, consumers need to use as less water as possible. Drinking 8 cups a day may not always be necessary. Let common sense be your guide. Drinking too much water could get you a lot of pollutants.
If you buy and drink bottled water, ensure that the bottle is transparent. I suggest that opaque and colored bottles be avoided. At home, you’d better use a filter for the tap water, especially when you have a child or two. Filters will need to be certified by a third party for its sound quality. There are a few products on the market that just self-claim certain benefits. Do not use such products.



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