Bottled Water Essay

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As you consume bottled water, you are also taking the risk to get cancer and various reproductive damages. Human body need water, it is our biological needs. However, people choose to drink bottled water is just for them to meet their secondary needs. If you could choose between bottled water and drink water fresh out from the tap, I believe you would go for bottled water. No doubt that our body needs water to survive. In US, most of the people have the access to tap water, but there is a large amount of people choose to consume bottled water. Why is this happening? People consume bottled water instead of drinking tap water is because they don’t like the smell or taste of it. People also think that bottled water is healthier compare to tap water, but where did …show more content…
Marketing designed overwhelming advertisements to convince the public about the purity and safety of bottled water. Also, companies are trying to capitalize the concern of public on tap water’s quality. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, people in United State spend from two-hundred to over a million times more per gallon of bottled water than the tap water. With the increasing numbers of bottled water used, which is also a meaning of the resources we used to produce those bottles are increasing. The companies are misleading the public, implying their bottled water comes from pure sources which most of it are not. The marketing used a big picture of a mountain label and put it on the bottled water. Creating an illusion of the quality of this product is heathier and better than the tap water. According to the government and industry estimates, about a quarter of bottled water in the market today is bottled regular tap water, as much as 40 percent is derived from tap. That water sometimes got further process, but most of the time it do not. Some of the bottled water might be healthier than the tap water, but most of the time it do

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