Is Our Drinking Water Safe?

Posted on November 29, 2008. Filed under: drinking water, enviroment, family, science, water | Tags: , , , , , |

I recently posted an illustration depicting the waste of bottled waterMany of you commented, and for that I thank you. It seems the majority of you drink bottled water due to concerns over the safety of your tap water.  Since March 2008 there have been a number of articles citing the presence of prescription drugs found in a number of local water supplies.

by GunnarFreyr

While the amount found is minuscule, it was enough to raise more than a few eyebrows, including Congress according to   An article on makes a very valid point by stating that in fact many bottled waters are in fact supplied by tap water and even aquifers are not immune from the impurities.

The thing is, bottled water was not tested in the original study and it stands to reason they could also contain potentially harmful substances.  According to “An estimated 25% or more of bottled water is really just tap water in a bottle—sometimes further treated, sometimes not.”

As Reported by The water quality analysis was carried out by the University of Iowa Hygienic Laboratory.  Researchers found 38 impurities in the 10 brands of bottled water they analyzed.  This included disinfection byproducts, fertilizer residue, traces of pain medication, solvents, chemicals used in the plastics industry, bacteria, and radioactive strontium.  Across the 10 brands, the researchers found an average of 8 pollutants in each.

So what’s a thirsty person to do?


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I bought a pitcher with a filter in it from Brita. Yes, it’s still tap water, but I can be sure that it’s been further treated (although it won’t be perfect), and it’s much cheaper regardless.

I would agree that bottled water, which, in many cases is merely municipal tap water, has some significant drawbacks, the least of which is that is is unregulated for quality by the FDA and EPA in interstate commerce. Next, of course, is the wasted plastic not to mention the carbon emissions generated to make the bottles, fill the bottles and transport the bottles to market. Then there is the fact that approximately 15% or so of the bottles are actually recycled. This is an environmental nightmare.

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boil the water and catch the vapor to compose it to clean water 🙂
kidding.. but yeah… reverse osmosis techniques help, and hey… if there’s worries of bacteria, it can be boiled.
Odd thing is, when I was a kid I used to joke around that when I got old, water would be a gold commodity.

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