Truth behind bottled water
Americans will spend an estimated $9.8 billion on bottled water this year1. This will create 4 billion pounds of trash, which will cost our communities $70 million to clean up. Bottled water is not safer, better tasting or more convenient than tap. So why do Americans keep reaching for more and more bottled water?
Bottled water is inaccurately perceived as the healthiest water choice. We have images of clean mountain streams and bubbling springs of pure water, but the reality is that a lot of bottled water is derived from municipal water.2
The purification process removes everything from bottled water not just pollutants, leaving the water void of any nutrients and benefits that are naturally in pure water. The purified water is then placed into a plastic bottle, which may leach contaminants into your drink. The production of bottled water required approximately 1 million tons of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastics in 20063. PET are petroleum-derived plastics that have been suspected of leaching hormone-disrupting chemicals into the water.4
Ounce for ounce bottled water costs more than gasoline and anywhere from 250 to 10,000 times more than tap water.
You may try to save money by having large jugs filled or delivered to your home, but beware of bacterial infection. Bacteria grow best in warm, moist places and the threaded bottle cap is often a perfect place to hide. If ingested, bacteria can cause many gastrointestinal health risks.
Is Tap Water Better?
Tap water is certainly cheaper and more convenient than buying bottled water. The main concern with tap water is the mystery of what may have trickled down the water chain and into your city's water source. There have been 315 pollutants found in America's tap water since 2004, and over half of these pollutants are completely unregulated and can legally exist in any amount.5
Are There Any Other Options?
You can trust Enagic's superior filtration to remove impurities, chemicals and residues found in municipal water. Enagic's alkaline, ionizer unit is as convenient as tap because it connects directly to your faucet and provides a continuous stream of pure, clean, Kangen Water®.