Bottled Water And Drinking Water Essay

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We must drink enough fluids for a creature or human to live and grow. Even though some people may need coke and soda in their personal life, many people have many opportunities to drink water, which is the closest and cheapest fluid. We can drink water in two kinds of ways, bottled water and tap water. Some recent articles recommend choosing tap water for several reasons, even though the investigations of the two kinds of water praised bottled water as better water for us than tap water until a little while ago. Which one is better for us? Both bottled water and tap water are the same water just by looking at them; however, each of one has its merits and demerits regarding health risk, price, environmental impact, and source of water.
The first comparison is health risk. The organizations regulating tap water and bottled water are different and the rules for bottled water are generally less strict than tap water rules. “The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has the authority to monitor all public water systems and sets enforceable health standards regarding the contaminants in drinking water. When drinking water leaves a treatment plant on its way to your house, it must meet strict safety standards. That doesn’t mean that your water is free of all contaminants, but that the levels of any contaminants don’t pose any serious health risk.” (WebMD, LLC. 2014). Also, BERKELEY WELLNESS writes, “city water is regulated and screened 100 times a month.”(BERKELEY WELLNESS); On the
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