Is Canned Much Better Than Plain Tap Water for your children

 

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However, tap water is generally a better option, as it’s just as safe as bottled water but costs considerably less and has a much lower environmental impact. Plus, with a reusable water bottle, tap. But tap water’s place in schools is thorny, since some experts say children should actually be drinking more bottled water to head off two stubborn health threats: obesity due to sugary drinks and. Contrary to what many people think, bottled water is not safer or healthier than tap water. Water that is sold in bottles is often simply tap water from a major city that has been filtered.

Another common reason why people drink bottled water is that they don’t like the taste of their local tap water. Stoiber says the EWG recommends using filtered tap water over bottled water unless there’s a really compelling reason to select bottled water. Tap water is drawn from reservoirs, and chlorine is added to kill bacteria and microorganisms. Unfortunately for consumers, a large amount of chlorine is left behind.

As you can imagine, the chlorine consumed is not good for your body. Many purified bottled water producers use treatment processes to remove all harmful particles. However, in many cases, bottled water is right on par with tap water—and in some cases, it may actually be worse for you than the water that you get from the taps in your home.

My post is mainly based on a news story by CNN about the bottled water industry and I’ve attached the video of this story to the bottom of the post. You’re on the road and you stop at a gas station for a drink. You waver between a diet soda or bottled water, and finally reach for the bottled water.

Good decision for your health! But what about the health of the planet? While there’s no denying that bottled water is healthier than its soda. Like anything else, bottled water is fine in moderation—but children especially need good old-fashioned tap water with fluoride for healthy teeth. Topical fluoride in toothpaste and in professional treatments at the dentist office do a good job of preventing tooth decay, but the addition of systemic fluoride (ingested in tap water) completes the gold standard in cavity.

Children who did not drink tap water were more likely to have caries even after the researchers adjusted for consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. In addition, children who drank tap water were more likely to have elevated blood lead levels regardless of whether they lived in older or newer houses. While our thirst for bottled water seems insatiable, one question can’t be ignored: Is it really any better for us than ordinary tap water?

According to the IBWA, some 71% of bottled.

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The International Bottled Water Association identifies many of the claims made by tap water—bottled water costs 1,000–3,000 times more than tap water, FDA standards for tap water are higher than for bottled water, bottled water is just water from the tap—as myths.

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This is not always true; a recent study carried out by the Natural Resources Defense Council found that bottled water is not necessarily cleaner or safer than most tap water.

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from Environmental Science: Systems and Solutions
by Michael L. McKinney, Robert M. Schoch
Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2003

Bottled water should be the same standard as water from the public supply, but some marketed waters are unsuitable for infants; for example, ‘natural mineral water’ may contain unacceptable levels of carbon dioxide, sodium, nitrate and fluoride (DHSS 1988).

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The FDA uses most of the EPA’s tap waterstandards, so it would make sense that tap water and bottled water would be equally safe.

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by Mary B. Grosvenor, Lori A. Smolin
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Bottled waters are not the best source of clean water because these companies that bottle aren’t monitored, and the levels of heavy metals, chlorine, and fluoride can be just as high as in tap water.

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The same home water filter systems that can improve the purity of tap water can also improve its taste, for way less cost and without all the plastic bottle waste.

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If your water is low on fluoride, your family mostly drinks bottled water, or you use a home purification system that takes out all the fluoride and other minerals, it makes sense for you and your child to use a fluoride supplement (drops or pills).

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by Benjamin Spock, Robert Needlman
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If we let our tap water systems decay, however, soon bottled water won’t be a choice—it will be a necessity, as it is already is in countries without safe tap water.

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from Bottled and Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water
by Peter H. Gleick
Island Press, 2010

However, bottled water is not necessarily better than tap water.

“Essential Concepts for Healthy Living” by Sandra Alters, Wendy Schiff
from Essential Concepts for Healthy Living
by Sandra Alters, Wendy Schiff
Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2005

Should you determine that bottled water is a more convenient option for you, understand there is no guarantee that it is microbe-free or safer than tap water.

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  • Bull Sh #t….
    Environmental Working Group, released a report last year that showed that Phoenix tap water had exceptional levels of the contaminant in its drinking water. Among all major U.S. cities, Phoenix drinking water had “by far the highest average level” of chromium 6 present.
    So…
    By Boiling, purifying, filtering through a clean coffee maker is safer… Don’t Trust Straight Tap, survival is knowing your environment and basic survival doesn’t stop once your in your “homes”. And don’t trust any doctors that will tell you advice that they will never proscribe to their own family members.

  • Damn right NYC water is the best (except…if the pipes in your building are crap.) This water comes from the Ashokan Reservoir and the catskill watershed. Hardly any development up there, lots of state parks and the water comes from mountain streams. Naturally pure and I’m sure it’s a hell of a lot better than the desert water for LA

  • Okay when I was a kid back in 1972 the news came on and the news anchor said that when the water treatment plant screws up they don’t always tell the public so therefore you be drinking some really messed up water also when I moved into the town I live in now which is South Carolina there was a note although it was on the floor rather than on my door that’s how important they felt it to inform me that they were having trouble with the waters and then if you were elderly you’re having health issues you probably shouldn’t drink the tap water so yeah unless you’re using a water filter I would highly recommend that you don’t drink tap water straight

  • The best water that I ever had was MacDonalds fountain water. I was so refreshing. It tasted as if somebody juiced a cloud right out of the sky.

  • Wouldn’t pasteurising tap water just prior of filling our glasses work. LOL Or maybe cheaper to buy that same filter that these companies use.

  • Bottle water is an other thing.
    Many have in are heads that is better or taste better than tap water.
    I been drinking tap all my life.
    Plus it’s better on the environment.

  • One thing sounds right though! Tap water is under gov regulation and guide line. Bottles water is regulated by rich/wealthy dumb_ss for dam sure!

  • What happens when you boil tap water and there’s white chalky residue on the inside of the pot? And I tried to change pots and its still happens. And its just, water I’m boiling and it also has a certain smell to the water. Is there a way that the water company can poison or contaminate my water since I live in a private house that I’m the only one using the tap water? Please get back to me because my question is important. Thanks.

  • in illinois,

    the water taste like rust and chemicals

    so yeah, i’d rather die tasting good water then die drinking shitty chemical water.

  • I tested tap water against bottled with flowers and the tap water made the flowers last 10 days more, my latest upload though shows that tap water although better than bottled is still dangerous

  • Whether you drink it or not, if it’s not harming people and people will buy it, keep it legal. Imagine if flint didn’t have bottled water when the crisis began? Because the government is so slow, people would have had no other choice than to drink the poisoned water. Yeah, I toooottttaaaaalllyyy trust government with a necessity for survival. Aside from my political view, personally bottled water tastes better so I really don’t care what you guys say since it’s still better than me drinking something else. And don’t come at me with the whole water can’t have flavor, because any full time water drink such as myself knows every bottled and towns tap water taste completely different.

  • The EPA may regulate the pipes leading up to the house, but the pipes on folks property is up to them. If they’re old and decrepit the clean water will become discolored, contaminated, or just taste different.

  • I live in the uk in a town where there’s quite a lot of countryside so I’ve always drunk tap water never understood bottled water but I swear in London tap water just tastes so crap