Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The True "Safety" of Bottled Water
News about human conflicts and conflicts are dominating the headlines in newspapers and information websites. One of the most talked about conflicts isn't being fought overseas and it's being waged through business talks and conversations instead of guns and other weapons. It's a war over resources and selections, and it's all over water in containers.
Envipco is an organization that focuses on rewarding organizations for recycle (beverage organizations in particular) and it has a unique board of directors that are made up of leaders from different industries. One of the most popular selling points for water in containers is the alleged protection of the product. If people knew the truth about how secure the average container of Poland Rises is, they wouldn't buy container water again.
It would be a lie to say that all municipal rivers are 100% secure and clean, but organizations blatantly lie when they advertise their water as "fresh from natural water comes." According to the Nationwide Resources Protection Authorities 40% of water in containers is regular tap water, and community aquifers and water resources are used far more to harvest water in containers than "fresh" comes and streams are.
Harvesting the product from community resources also can lead to further problems for regional neighborhoods. Companies rarely pay top dollar for the resources they take, towns and areas where water is taken seldom see any profits from the water they provide. Some bottlers take water without factoring in regional droughts or community water needs, so some organizations have the potential to actually deplete regional aquifers and groundwater resources.
Some of you may be wondering what's so terrible about a drink that made a software executive like Gregory S. Garvey and a cement trader like Alexander F Bouri work against it. Organizations like Envipco encourage business recycle in hopes of lessening the ecological harm nasty pollution causes, but disposable nasty water containers cause far more than just ecological harm. Public water resources are far more heavily monitored than the water used in canned waters. The EPA needs power organizations to analyze community water resources hundreds of times each month, but the FDA only needs bottling organizations to analyze their water once a week. When it comes to checking for substance, physical, and radiological contaminants in water in containers, the FDA only needs a single analyze per year.
The Nationwide Resources Protection Authorities examined 103 manufacturers and around one quarter of the manufacturers examined had substance and bacterial contamination levels that violated condition standards. The same study also found that one-fifth of the examined manufacturers exceeded condition water in containers microbial guidelines. The FDA also doesn't require containers and their contents to be checked for phthalates and other chemicals commonly used in nasty container production. Overall the FDA also only monitors around 30%-40% of water that's transported along condition lines. Many people end up drinking doubtful and very dangerous water when they think they're getting 100% natural water in containers.