Tap Water Vs Tap Water

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Research – STSE Tap Water vs. Bottled Water
Butler, F. (n.d.). Bottled Water VS Tap Water: An In-depth Comparison. Retrieved May 29, 2016, from http://filterbutler.com/blog/bottled-water-vs-tap-water-an-in-depth-comparison/
Summary:
Water Quality Tap water/Bottle Water:
• Tap water’s quality is posses with unhealthy levels of lead. Around 13% of Torontonians are drinking water with excess amount of lead in it. This lead is supposedly to come from the aging pips either from the pipelines of the city itself or the pipes found in the owner’s property.
Bottled water and tap water also have some traces of contaminants in it which does not pose threats, however it is not safe to be drinking these micro-organisms, disinfectants or organic chemicals
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Around 3 liters of water is consumed in order to produce one liter of water in order to be sold during the production process. This is a waste of water in order to produce a liter of bottled water which slowly impacts the environment in a negative way.
• Transportation is essential to recover bottle water from one place to another. Truck, ships, planes and trains are mediums of transportation. Although they can be efficient at times, they still pollute the atmosphere with the release of carbon dioxide.
Author, Fitler Butler, describes the overall quality of both tap and bottled water and shows the difference and similarities between both type of products. In the final summary after the discussion of both pros and cons, Butler describes bottled water as “misleading advertisement and label” and states that it is not as pure and clean as consumer’s think. As well as tap water is also not the safest water to drink from. This article identifies the risk of consuming both types of water and informs the audience about the negative factors of bottle and tap water.

Copes, R. (2009, April 3). Bottled vs tap water. Retrieved May 29, 2016, from
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Bottle water has many negative impacts towards humans, such as the chemicals, contaminants, pollution, price. These factors cause the health of humans to decrease based on these actions.
Chemicals – Chemicals from the plastic in bottled water are dissolved into the water when exposed to sunlight. This causes the water in the water to become toxic and is unhealthy for consumers to consume. The effect of drinking such toxic water may show up in your body in the form of illness.
Pollution – Pollution is an important factor to consider at the 21st century. With factors such as global warming, and other natural disasters occurring, pollution is getting worse every time. In order to make the plastic bottles, 17 million of gallons of oil are required to produce the plastic in the bottled water yearly. This means that in a year there would be around 1 million cars fueled for a year.
Price – Water is treated in municipal supply and is treated, purified and sold to civilians for higher increased price. Around 25% of the water in bottled water comes from the municipal. A gallon of water cost either the same or more than the gallon of gas. This is extremely important as this shows how tap water is cheaper than bottle

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