Bottled water vs tap water is a fight that wouldn’t be the main event at Madison Square Gardens (if you know what we mean). It would be about as one-sided as Mike Tyson taking on, well, a beach ball. Bottled water will win it every time, thanks to its vastly superior purity. And, as leading bottled water suppliers, we can attest to that fact.
However, there are those that fear certain types of bottled water because of one popular belief; that the plastic that is used to contain water in bottles, or even a bottled water dispenser, can leach harmful chemicals into the water, making it worse than tap water.
So, are there any bottled water facts that either support or disprove this belief? Well, you might be surprised to learn that there are facts that actually make a case for both.
Is the Bottle Always the Hero in the Fight between Bottled Water vs Tap Water?
It is true that certain types of bottled water shouldn’t be left in the sun for long periods. This is because certain elements of the plastic used to create the bottles most commonly used for bottling water can release two harmful chemicals if exposed to heat; these being antimol and bisphenol A.
These are basically the Brothers Grimm of the chemical world. Just like the way those authors would lure you in with what you think is a fairy tale and then disturb you to the point of making your insides hurt, these chemicals sneak their way into your body and do bad things to you.
Bishenol A – the dreaded BPA – has the ability to cause heart issues, alter your hormone levels, or even cause cancer. Anitimony, on the other hand, can cause vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach pain, and stomach ulcers, and has even been linked to retinal bleeding and spontaneous abortions.
As bottled water suppliers, we’ll be the first to tell you that no drink of water is worth all that. But that is precisely why you should drink exclusively from an Aquazania bottled water dispenser.
Not only do we manufacture our water bottles on site (which helps us maintain our high manufacturing standards), we don’t use harmful plastic in our manufacturing process. We use Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET is easier if your tongue’s not an acrobat), which is non-toxic and far easier to recycle.
If we sound confident about the safety of our bottles, it’s because we are. We’ve subjected our bottles to prolonged heat in tests and found not a trace of BPA. So, if there was ever any dispute, our bottled water is still the title holder.
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