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Bottled Water Bad For You?

Usually I write about something for your home or something crafty. But since I just watched a documentary about bottled water I feel it is my duty to get the word out.
Bottled water is bad for you! 
Have you ever had a friend come to your home and ask for a bottle of water? Well if you’re like me you usually don’t have any on hand because you’re too cheap to buy it. But since being pregnant I’ve bought more cases of bottled water than I ever have well just because it’s more convenient. Wrong! So here’s me thinking “oh yeah, I have bottled water – it’s in the fridge – help yourself!” Thinking I’m all convenient and helpful and smart because I’ve finally caught on to the bottled water trend. When really it’s a bunch of malarkey! 

Major points I’ve learned about bottled water:

1. It’s NOT regulated by the FDA. I repeat bottled water is not REGULATED. The only person that has to test it is the company that bottles it and do you think if it’s “bad” they’re really going to tell you and I who pay for it?  This means that your tap water is regulated and TESTED regularly by the FDA and they are VERY strict when it comes to our drinking water sources.

2. Many of the major bottled water companies actually “take” water from states that work hard to provide clean water for their residents even while some of these states are in “drought” situations.

3. There are only 11 states that offer to recycle your water bottles for a refund of your $.

4. The plastic used to  make water bottles is harmful to your health.

5. There have many bottled water recalls due to contaminants found in the bottled water, these include arsenic, benzene, and others.

6. If we stop consuming and paying for something we can get for free out of our tap “they” will stop making it and we’ll save $$$$$$$$.

7. Every day 30 million single-use water bottles end up in a land fill.

Listen people, I’m just sayin’ that if my 5 year old can watch a documentary and get the gist’ of it, then you can too.  At the end of the program he says “see Mama, they’re saying don’t drink water out of plastic, it’s not good for you”. The wisdom of a 5 year old – so simple and so true.

Just a few lessons I’ve learned tonight. Now I’m off to find myself and my familia’ 4 “reusable” bottles we can put tap water in.

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Be Blessed and water bottle-less,

xoxo Lisa