The Problem Of Drinking Tap Water Essay

1895 Words Nov 7th, 2016 8 Pages
The disease has swept over our nation. It’s called consumeritis, and its symptoms, among many others, includes sluggishness, chronic apathy, alienation, obesity, and a constant, nagging feeling that there is something missing from our lives. We temporarily relieve the symptoms, or at least distract ourselves, by seeing or hearing an advertisement, label, or slogan that convinces us that we absolutely need some useless products, then call a toll-free number to place an order or drive over to local megamart to buy it, along with a few other superfluous items we feel that we just can’t do without. Perhaps the most senseless product with which we’ve been treating our consumeritis in recent years is that clear, cool, tasteless drink that comes in a plastic container –bottled water. It comes in many attractive shapes and sizes from Mountain springs and glaciers all over the world, promising us better health in a convenient way to attain it. The thought of drinking tap water for some people today is simply ridiculous because of the commonly held belief that it’s just not pure enough. But do we really know how pure our beloved bottled water is? How often do we think about the impact our obsession with bottled water is having on the world or how much we actually benefit from such product? The harm done to our environment, the waste of our resources, and the potential health risks caused by bottled waters mass production, distribution, and consumption far outweigh its possible…

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