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Worst consequences of drinking bottled water

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New research suggests that the idea of bottled water being better for you is actually a misconception, as water filters are allowing for safe drinking water straight from the tap.

What is the problem with bottled water?

Aside from what is actually in water we find in bottles here, which we will get to in a bit, plastic bottles are becoming a blight on our country.

Plastic nightmares

According to latest figures, only 20% of plastic is recycled in this country, with a lot of the rest being dumped into the sea (( Source )). This then breaks down slowly, and mixes in with the wildlife that call the sea their home. It is estimated that there will be more plastic in the sea than actual life by 2050, which is a scary statistic.

In order to improve the state of our marine life, and our seas in general, it is imperative that we begin to reduce how much plastic we currently buy and throw away.

How many plastic bottles do we need?

Here in the UAE, we have one of the highest rates of bottled water usage in the world. Each citizen goes through an astonishing 250 litres of water in bottled form each year. This means something like 2.5billion litres across the nation, which is a huge amount of plastic that we are throwing away each day.

Health concerns

Throwing all of these bottles away is just the beginning of the problem however, as the water that is actually in these bottles may not be as good for us as we first thought.

One of these particular concerns centers around something called bisphenol A (BPA), which is a chemical that is part of the plastic bottle, and tends to be released into the water as it degrades slightly over time.

Such is the worry over this chemical, that its use has been banned in the manufacture of baby bottles over in the US.

With all of these issues coming into the spotlight over our excessive use of bottled water, what other options are there for us to stay hydrated?

So what can we do?

We don’t need to do this any longer, as water filters give us the opportunity to drink water safely from our taps, and not affect our environment in such a negative way.

One of the main reasons that so many chose to drink water from bottles in the first place is because of the reputation of the water that comes from our taps.

If you drank water straight from the tap, there is every chance of catching something nasty. This is because the pipes that the water travels through are not always well maintained, and thus the condition they are in means you may not want your water to come straight from it.

The reservoirs may also contain rusty machinery, so cleaning all of the water at source poses a massive problem. It is just as well, therefore, that another solution is already upon us.

Advancements in water filter technology

Water filters from So Safe can be added to our taps and remove all of the dangerous chemicals, but let good minerals pass through. To find out how to get yourself one, like the Facebook page and check out the website for all of the latest updates for how to stay safe and hydrated.

Water filters from So Safe can be added to our taps and remove all of the dangerous chemicals, but let good minerals pass through. To find out how to get yourself one, like the Facebook page and check out the website for all of the latest updates for how to stay safe and hydrated.

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