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The Dangers of Bottled Water-Tapped, Full Documentary

Examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil.

This documentary is well structured and presents an overwhelming amount of evidence which will change the way anyone thinks about bottled and municipal water.

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Tapped; The Dangers of Bottled WaterTapped - full documentary

Both the “manufacture” of the water itself, and also where the bottles come from, where they go after use and how they influence our lives while they’re with us. The willful absence of major companies such as Coke, Pepsi and Nestle is extremely telling in light of all the material presented.

One can only hope that the small voice of this film will be heard over the huge booming commercial machine that these and other companies represent in the popular media. If you haven’t seen this movie, simply watch it. It’s that good and the information is something everyone should know.

Filmmakers examine the financial and ecological impact of the bottled water industry, including the toxic byproducts of manufacturing plastic water bottles, and the effects they have on our health.

Executive Producers: Michael Walrath, Michelle WalrathTapped box
Co-Produced by Jessie Deeter, Ellen Mai
Associate Producer Krystal Lord
Directed by: Stephanie Soechtig, Jason Lindseyz

Why You Shouldn’t Drink Warm Bottled Water

A few years back, rumors circulated that Sheryl Crow claimed drinking bottled water left in a hot car had given her breast cancer. The result? A fresh wave of good, old-fashioned American fear. Since then, the worry over plastic bottles leaching dangerous chemicals into our water has never quite disappeared — and perhaps for good reason, suggests a new study published in the September edition of Environmental Pollution.

Scientists from Nanjing University in China and the University of Florida investigated the effects of storing 16 brands of bottled water (all sold in China) at three temperatures: 39 degrees F, 77 degrees F, and 158 degrees F, intended to mimic the temperatures of a refrigerator, a standard room, and the inside of a car, respectively. “Based on the literature, that is a temperature that’s reachable on a hot summer day in a car,” study author Lena Ma told Yahoo Health.

water bottle crisis

A hidden danger of bottled water

By Clark Howard


I have talked for years about the enormous waste of money that drinking bottled water can be. One figure I’ve seen suggests that a dedicated drinker can blow as much as $1,400 a year on bottled water. That is big bucks for you to throw away!

But this story just about takes the cake. There’s now a “bottled water bar” in Los Angeles that has offerings from around the world. The bar is trying to elevate drinking bottled water to being something like pairing a meal with a fine wine!

The most expensive offering on the water-tasting menu is Beverly Hills 9OH2O, a California-made bottle priced at a $40, according to The New York Daily News.

The newspaper notes that the menu “describes each water featuring information on origin, mineral content and tasting notes.”

Wow, you just can’t make this stuff up! As for me, I’m a filtered tap water guy. I have a Contigo bottle that holds about a liter and a half. I typically refill it three times during my broadcasts. I’m saving money everytime I do that.

Now I’ve been reading how industry is adjusting to the increase in people drinking more water. One of the first industries to transition has been the water fountain business. The Wall Street Journal  reports more water fountains are being built with automatic sensors to trigger the water to start filling up your plastic bottle without you having to touch anything.

I know there are scares from time to time with the safety of tap water. But I continue to believe tap water is safer than bottled water because it’s tested many times a day in most municipalities. Bottled water, on the other hand, is only tested several times a year in some facilities.

Recently, I heard a new health argument against bottled water that I want to bring to your attention. An Australian study cited by The Washington Post found that kids who don’t drink fluoridated tap water have a more than 50% higher incidence of cavities.

I recall back when fluoride was first introduced into public water supplies in America. At that time, there were opponents who said it was a Communist plot to poison the kids of America. But in reality fluoride in our drinking supply just reduces dental decay. And it’s really dentists who deserve all the credit for getting fluoride in the water because they believed in it so strongly, even though it ultimately reduced their income.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says drinking fluoridated public water can reduce cavities in kids by as much as 37% and in adults by as much as 47%. If you still insist on drinking bottled water, talk with your dentist about other ways (such as a fluoride rinse) to preserve your family’s dental health.

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