Is Bottled Water Better For Us? Essay

1375 Words Oct 19th, 2015 null Page
We are pretty unaware of what is actually in their tap water in our homes. Most people are only informed by the news when there are outbreaks in our water supply resembling to e coli and deadly water amoebas. This usually tends to cause a scare and most people would think to solve this problem would be to start drinking bottled instead of tap water, but what do we even know about bottle water. Is bottled water better for us?
There have been a lot of speculations of tap water being bad for us especially when you hear about it being contaminated and causing illness. Yet, what many people don’t even realize that in fact tap water is ever more regulated and tested than bottled water. When you drink water from a plastic bottle you may think you’re drinking spring water from Fuji off the highest mountain in a tropical rain forest but is it?
“In the U.S., public water is regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which requires multiple daily tests for bacteria and makes results available to the public. The Food and Drug Administration, which regulates bottled water, only requires weekly testing and does not share its findings with the EPA or the public” (“Bottled Water Facts”). This shows that countless amounts of people could be drinking contaminated bottled water and they wouldn’t even realize it in till it was too late. At that moment when a person is in the hospital or even dies from that contaminated bottled water that company is forced to pull all those…

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