By Staff Writer: Ed Barillas
What’s best to drink after a good and hard work out, water right? Well the type of water that you are drinking may not be good for you if it’s bottled. For decades the bottled water industry has promoted an image of purity, health and just plain good for you. But recent research done by the Environmental Working Group has uncovered a shocking array of chemical contaminants in each and every bottle of water that was tested.
A recent study has uncovered that bottled water sold by Giant Supermarket, Sam’s Choice and even Walmart actually contain disinfectant, fertilizer residue and a host of other harmful and even cancer causing chemicals and added up to being just as contaminated as water right out of your faucet The shocking discovery that the chemical signature when analyzed by the researchers bore the same chemical signature which is found in all standard municipal water treatment, which is a mixture of chorine disinfectant byproducts and even fluoride so in other words the water in Walmarts, Sam’s Choice and Giant Supermarket bottle water was straight out of their taps and sold to you, made me sick.
By law the bottled water industry is not required to disclose the results on contaminant testing that it conducts and with all of its fancy mountain spring water ads and costly prices many a consumer have been led astray to think that those high bottle water prices will shield them from contaminated or untreated water when in reality the bottle water that they are drinking is of the same or worse quality than that coming out of your kitchen faucet.
You can stay away from buying bottled water by purchasing a basic carbon filtered tap water filter and is aid full in removing any phenols, chlorine and other contaminants that may otherwise harm you.