Recently the National Resources Defense Council made the question of whether one should install whole house in-line water filter systems a simple matter. Through their independent research, they have found that bottled is no safer than tap. In many instances, bottled brands are simply tap water in a plastic container. Whereas tap water has high trace elements like chlorine, bottled varieties show unsafe amounts of phthalate, a carcinogenic chemical that seeps from plastic as it chemically interacts with the air. Do you want to learn more? visit in this post
Tap water’s worst reputation comes from the strong taste of chlorine that assails the tastebuds and the nostrils when drinking or even showering. Bottled water may not taste as much like chlorine, but because it is often sold in the same state in which it is produced, it escapes all regulation that might apply to it by the FDA. To illustrate the breadth of the problem, bottled waters are not even required to be free of bacteria like E. Coli. Now that’s scary.
The presence of chlorine in modern supplies is a mixed blessing. On the one hand, chlorine removes impurities like bacteria from the water. On the other hand, chlorine is itself an impurity, and it has been shown to be harmful to health. Two of the health issues associated with chlorine are skin ailments via showering and other skin exposure to chlorinated water, breathing difficulties resulting from breathing chloroform, the gaseous form of chlorine. Chlorine also has internal negative consequences such as fatigue, cancers, and degenerative nerve disorders.