Is It Healthier to Drink Bottled Water or Tap Water?

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Is it Healthier to Drink Local Bottled Water or Local Tap Water? Taylor Jones Dr. Joanna Castner Post Intro to College Writing What is your research question? Studies have shown there can be various distinguishing effects on the body and the environment from the consumption of tap water compared to the use of bottled water. In my opinion, there is nothing wrong with drinking tap water nor does it effect our environment. Bottled water, on the other hand, has an extensive effect on the environment because plastic bottles take so many years to biodegrade in our local landfills. Consumers today spend a certain amount of money on bottled water that may not even be safe to drink. Spending a greater amount of money on something does not…show more content…
Personally, knowing what my body consumes is genuinely important. Most people would tell you they feel the same way unless they do not know any better. Consumers today are buying water filters to put on their faucet at home. This would be a cheaper way to get clean, purified water just from your faucet at home. The Water Project is an organization that provides people without access to clean water, purified water. If the U.S. would cut the amount of money spent on bottled water, we could provide more helpless people with pure water across the world. According to Natural Society, when bottled water was first introduced, consumer’s thought it was a joke. How could companies put a price on what’s free and turn it into a commodity. To put this into perspective, buying bottled water is like buying oxygen; everyone has a right to clean water just as everyone has a right to clean, fresh air (2012). The article also mentions that 60-70% of the bottled water that we drink does not go through the FDA rules, which proves that we don’t always get the cleanest bottled water (Natural Society, 2012). If we thought that buying bottled water was so ridiculous in the first place then why, as consumers, would we believe that it is a good idea today? Studies by M. Ryan show that Americans currently consume more than 9 million gallons of bottled water per year (Competitor, 2012). This is clearly going to stop up landfills
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