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Kat asked in Entertainment & MusicPolls & Surveys · 1 decade ago

poll: tap or bottled water?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Tap because of these reasons:

    * An estimated 25 percent or more of bottled water is really just tap water in a bottle—sometimes further treated, sometimes not.

    * In an interesting study conducted by Showtime television, the hosts found that 75% of tested New York City residents actually preferred tap water over bottled water in a blind taste test.

    * While municipal water systems must test for harmful microbiological content in water several times a day, bottled water companies are required to test for these microbes only once a week.

    * Loopholes in the FDA’s testing policy do not require the same standards for water that is bottled and sold in the same state, meaning that a significant number of bottles have undergone almost no regulation or testing.

    * 18 of the 103 bottled water brands tested contained, in at least one sample, “more bacteria than allowed under microbiological-purity guidelines.”

    * More than 1.5 million tons of plastic are expended in the bottling of more than 100 billion liters of water each year.

    * The energy required to manufacture and transport these bottles to market severely drains our limited fossil fuels.

    * The production and transportation of bottled water spew more than 2.5 million tons of carbon dioxide into our atmosphere where it contributes to global climate change.

    * One fifth of the brands tested positive for the presence of synthetic chemicals, such as industrial chemicals and chemicals used in manufacturing plastic like phthalate, a harmful chemical that leaches into bottled water from its plastic container.

    * Bottled water companies, because they are not under the same accountability standards as municipal water systems, may provide a significantly lower quality of water than the water one typically receives from the tap.

    Watch the presentation at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glvPLynNiLA

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Bottled Water.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Bottled

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  • Bottled

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  • 1 decade ago

    Bottled water

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Tap water.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Tap

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Tap water.

    You can get 10,000 litres of tap water for the price of half a litre of bottled water.

    Plus, there's nothing wrong with it.

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  • 1 decade ago

    bottled...tap water contains chlorine which is bad 4 u

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  • 1 decade ago

    tap it is basically the same thing in the bottle

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