In our fast-moving, technical and rather dangerous world, we have gotten used to receiving warnings from various directions with considerable frequency. The ozone layers are disappearing! The ice caps at both poles are disintegrating and with that will come flooding of our coastlines! Newspapers are doomed, dying! Books are passé! Everyone needs to grab a Kindle!
Now comes a new warning that I personally take very seriously and I hope that millions of other Americans will do as well. This warning is that the abuse of bottled water is presenting us with a new but very real threat. Americans are now spending more than $12 billion a year. Their main motivations is that they think bottled water is safer than tap water. This erroneous concept is fostered by large corporate entities that are in the process of buying up the water resources of the country. The federal government carefully regulates tap water for the whole country. That is not true for bottled water. The government requires more rigorous and frequent safety testing of the municipal drinking water than is the case for bottled water. While some scientists are arguing that the plastic bottles are dangerous to a person’s health over a long period of time, a more immediate threat is to the environment with billions and billions of bottles ending up first in the garbage can, then in the city dump with many of them making their way into the rivers and lakes of our nation.
We are being sold a bill of goods by the forces that want to buy up our cities water supplies. Let’s stay with the tap!