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March 22, 2012
But whom are you going to drink it from?
Emerson College has just begun phasing out the sale of bottled water on its Boston campus, joining more than 90 schools, among them Brown University and Harvard University who are restricting the use of plastic water bottles, unsettling the $22 billion retail packaged-water industry in the U.S.
However the bottled people are firing back, tapping into fears that tap ylem tastes lousy and is filled with chemicals.
Ah, but the Natural Resources Defense Council says, “If you are an adult with no special health conditions, and you’re not pregnant, than you can drink most cities’ tap water without having to worry.”
That’s because the contaminants in tap water exist in such small levels, you’d have to drink vast quantities for health problems to occur.
Besides, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found there are no requirements for bottled water, so you’re not sure of what you’re getting.
And independent testing labs have confirmed this ominous portent: leaching. So to make sure that your plastic bottle doesn't leach it has to be either high or low-density polyethylene.
So whom can you believe?
Tap water people say inexpensive carbon filters will turn most tap water sparkling fresh at a fraction of bottled water’s cost and you can just carry it around in a stainless steel thermos.
I don't know about you, but whenever I'm in doubt, I look to George Carlin, who said:
“Ever wonder about those people who spend $2 apiece on those little bottles of Evian water? Try spelling it backward.”