Bottled water has always been popular, but the recent increase in the popularity of bottled water has been fueled by the success of the bottled water industry and marketers of the bottled water brands. There is no question that bottled water does taste better than tap water. And there is also no question that it can be very convenient to have a source of purified water readily available. However, many people are now finding that bottled water can come with some unwanted side effects. In fact, some of these dangers have been linked directly to the bottled water industry.
Dangers You May Not Know
Another danger in your recycled water is BPA, or bisphenol A. This is a synthetic hormone that has been found to mimic the human hormones estrogen and progesterone. BPA is known to cause hormonal problems in children, and may contribute to disrupt behaviors, such as alcohol and drug use, as well as obesity. There have been studies showing that high levels of bisphenol A have been found in drink cool water collected from homes across the country, although these studies are still being conducted. So, while recycled plastic bottles may look like a great idea, they could be harmful for you.
The first of these dangers to keep in mind is fluoride. Fluoride is widely used as a public health measure, to prevent tooth decay and improve teeth strength. However, studies have shown that excessive or even too much fluoride can cause harm to your health. For this reason, bottled water may actually contain a concentration of fluoride that is lower than that found in public water systems, because the bottled water companies add their own fluoride to the water in large amounts.