The Effects Of Bottled Water
In comparison, the residents living in Fairfax City, Falls Church City are receiving tap water from the Fairfax Water Board. In the 2014 Annual Water Quality Report, the sources of raw water in Fairfax mostly come from the Potomac River and the Occoquan Reservoir. Two plants are in charge of treating raw water are the James J. Corbalis Jr. Treatment Plant and the Frederick P. Griffith Jr. Treatment Plant (“2014 Annual Water Quality Report”). Similarly to bottled water, tap water is stringently treated to satisfy the EPA standard before reaching to each household in Fairfax County (“FDA Regulates the Safety of Bottled Water Beverages Including Flavored Water and Nutrient-Added Water …show more content…
The tap water, on the other hand, showed no activity on either form of receptor. (Landa)
The article also notes that the healthy adults will not suffer fatal effect if they drink bottled water. However, 24,500 chemical found in the bottled waters from the research would be dangerous for “small children, women of child-bearing age, and pregnant women” since chemical from bottled water disturb “stunted growth, early puberty, premature birth, infertility, and early menopause” (Landa).
Not only chemicals in bottled water cause the negative effects to people, but also the bottles itself jeopardize people’s health. Most of water bottles are made from plastic and this is a material that easily reacts under high and low temperature. Even though the scientists have found no case which people died because of drinking bottled water, but it is hard to deny that plastic could have negative health effects. One of the chemicals known as bisphenol (A), which was detected in plastic of bottles and the linings covering foods and beverage cans, can leach into food and drinks, extracting from the Web site environmentalhealthnews.org (Knoblauch). The author Knoblauch also emphasizes the significantly increasing rate of heart disease and diabetes if people