Saturday, September 22, 2007

Tap Water Pawned Off As Bottled Water? Yep.




"130 billion gallons of fresh water to produce 41 billion gallons of bottled water. Oh yeah, another 18 million barrels of oil to make the bottles. Kind of a waste, huh? Make higher-quality public water a political issue!"
-Tastypickles, Digg.com

Tested bottled water has been found to have bacteria and arsenic as well.
Aquafib (Aquafina) and Daphoni(Dasani) are among the earliest to stand up or be outed in their
practice of misleading the public, but they aren't the only bottled water companies
guilty of pawning off tap water in a bottle to the public.




If you filter the dangerous chlorine and flouride used in your water, you'll basically be doing the same thing these bottled water companies have been doing, A water filter can be purchased for less than 15 dollars. You can also get one for your shower head to protect your body. Your skin is the largest organ you possess afterall, and it does absorb the chemicals used in water...

More information here:
http://www.theenvironmentalblog.org/2007/06/bottled-water-is-wasteful.html

6 comments:

Mrs. Grapevine said...

I saw a special on this one. Now many companies are printing the source of the water on the labels. I drink tap water, anyway. Just get a filter and drink away. I also read that the plastic bottles aren't good to drink out of either. Chemicals from the plastic breakdown and seep into the water, especially if you reuse them.

PurpleZoe said...

Thankyou for the heads up.
This is the first I'm hearing that the plastic seeps into the water.
I'll stick to glass from this point.

The government needs to stop pumping these toxins into the community. Have you heard about the less than Organic, requirements set by the Food and Drug Administration recently? They've talked about allowing all manner of toxins into Organic products.
I spoke against it as I'm sure many others did, but the fact that it was even proposed is deeply disturbing.

Mrs. Grapevine said...

My mother-in-law told me. She also said that MSG will be allowed to appear in more products, and that they may start spraying all vegetables and fruits with it. The government is making it hard to eat all natural whole foods. The meat at the supermarket is now pre-packaged and preserved with carbon monoxide, so that it will look more pink and red. I know you're not an meat eater, but carbon monoxide in meat is just an unnecessary chemical. Pretty soon we will have to grow our own food if we really want to eat natural.

PurpleZoe said...

It would seem the government wants to keep us drugged. You're right that we'll have to start growing our own food, but we'll need to find a way to counter attempts to sabotage our soil.
Soil and water have been polluted in other countries for reasons of maintaining the 'upperhand', and I wouldn't put it past this government to poison soil in various area of 'its own country'.

It's really a ridiculous shame, but we have the information and the numbers to change this. It's a matter of having enough people focus on it.

We need to take Vegan Momma's lead.
Sistah girl grows her own food, makes her own bread, and knows the ins and outs. She's a good dot com stop for green newbies (veganmomma.com)

andi said...

THis is not the first time this has been brought to light. 60 minutes did a story on this years ago. Sad to hear nothing's changed.

PurpleZoe said...

Indeed. There's more hope now though, when it comes to the word being spread. The Mainstream doesn't have the same power it used to. If they don't reveal vital info for the people, the blogosphere will.