Bottled Water Is Toxic To Human Health
Maybe drinking 8-10 glasses of water a day isn’t the best national advice ever given. The advice became popular around the late 1980's, when working out and eating more processed foods become prevalent. This popular health craze also gave rise to our now popular bottled water culture, which is anything but healthy.
Bottled Water Is The Most Popular Drink In The U.S.
The latest statistics show that Americans are now drinking more bottled water than soda. Bottled water surpassed carbonated soft drinks to become the largest beverage category by volume in the United States in 2016, according to research.
You're Drinking Plastics
A new study reports that the water you drink everyday, both bottled and now tap, is loaded with plastics. The study comes out of State University of New York at Fredonia, Department of Geology & Environmental Sciences.
BPA-Free Bottles Still Contaminated
Researchers tested 259 individual bottles from 27 different lots across 11 bottled water brands purchased from 19 locations in 9 countries. 93% of the bottled water showed some sign of microplastic contamination after accounting for possible background (lab) contamination.
Tap Water Is Not Immune To Plastics
An average of 10.4 microplastic particles – more than 100 um per liter of bottled water was confirmed by Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopic analysis. That’s twice as much as within previous studies on tap water.
Including smaller particles, an average of 325 microplastic particles per liter were identified via Nile Red tagging alone. A range of 0 to over 10,000 microplastic particles were discovered per liter.
Polypropylene Most Prevalent Fibers In Water
Fragments were the most common morphology (66%) followed by fibers. Polypropylene was the most common polymer (54%), which matches a common plastic used for the bottle cap. 4% of particles showed presence of industrial lubricants.
The data suggests that contamination is at least partially coming from the packaging and/or the bottling process itself.
Microplastics Are A Danger To Your Health
Aside from being completely toxic, microplastics can settle in the liver, along with other enviromental toxins, pharmaceutical, and viral and bacterial bugs, causing the liver to become sluggish. Sluggish liver is a major cause of fatty liver, unexplained weight gain, or obesity, and is a causative factor in type 2 diabetes.
How To Avoid Plastics In Your Water
The number one way to avoid plastics is to stop drinking bottled water. Swap out plastic bottles for a glass water bottle and keep refilling it. With the money you save from buying cases of bottled water, invest in a countertop distiller. Clean your own tap water and remineralize with ionic trace minerals.
World Health Organization launches health review after microplastics found in 90% of bottled water
The World Health Organization has announced a review of #plastic in drinking water after a new analysis of some of the world's most popular #bottledwater brands pic.twitter.com/intmBJazQC
— EHHI (@EHHI) March 17, 2018