The Dangers Of Bottled Water Vs. Tap Water

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I. Bottled Water Vs Tap Water
1. I do think that bottled water labeling and advertising is misleading. The bottled water labels do not make it obvious that it is actually tap water and a person would need to be educated on how and where to discover how the water was bottled.
2. I knew most bottled water was tap water, but I thought that it was at least filtered water that was bottled.
It surprised me that people couldn’t tell the difference in the way the water tasted. Maybe It is because I live in Florida, but I can actually tell the difference in the taste. People have tried to trick me into drinking tap water and I can always tell which one is tap water.
3. The concentrations of pharmaceuticals are very low. It is one part per billion
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Water Safety
1. Almost half of bottled water sold in the U.S. comes from a municipal water source. It is required by law for bottling companies to divulge information on the label when water comes from a municipal water supply. The exception to this law is when bottling companies take extra steps of purifying the water. Since most do, the labels are allowed to claim "purified water" or "purified drinking water," even though the original source is likely to be tap water.
2. a. The (EPA), requires yearly public reports identifying the contaminants found in local water sources. But bottled water has no such requirement. b. EPA requires more frequent testing of municipal water than the FDA requires for bottled
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I have actually attempted to stop people from buying the enhanced waters and I at least make them read the labels or I read the label to them long enough for them realize that what they are actually drinking isn’t really healthy. Seeing artificial sweeteners in anything is enough to make me put it down.
IV. Energy Drinks
1. Energy drinks are easy to over consume, they have multiple stimulants, and when added together they can be dangerous. Consuming large amounts of energy drinks can have tremendous effects on the body, causing upset stomach, leg weakness, heart palpitations, and along with jittery nervousness it can very well lead to agitation. There may be an energy burst, but in conjunction with the effects of hyperactive behavior or mind, lack of sleep and higher blood pressure, not to mention nausea.
2. Alcohol is a depressant and caffeine is a stimulant. That is a very dangerous combination and can be considered to be in effect, uppers and downers. The combination of alcohol and caffeine are both diuretics and diuretics can lead to dehydration then sequentially an increase intake of alcohol. Due to the burst of energy from sugar and caffeine, a person’s state of inebriation becomes distorted causing them to feel less intoxicated they

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