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Are you drinking bottled water to avoid the pollutants in tap water? If so, here’s some bad news: Bottled water and tap water have both been found to have microplastic contamination. In fact, bottled water is worse than tap water when it comes to microplastic contamination. The World Health Organization calls microplastic contamination a “growing concern” and promises to study its health effects. Currently, the health effects on humans of microplastics in water are largely unknown. Research on fish has shown that consuming microplastic particles makes young fish slower and stupid.   What is Microplastics contamination? Microplastics... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Friday, March 30, 12:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
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In 2012, Americans spent $11.8 Billion dollars on bottled water. Many of those buying bottled water do so because they believe their tap water is unhealthy. But the fact is, more often than not the bottled water they purchase is simply filtered tap water! The $11.8 Billion spent, purchased 9.7 billion gallons of water. That’s an average cost of $1.22 per gallon! But is drinking bottled water actually safer than drinking tap water? Surprisingly, the answer is no, and in fact sometimes bottled water can even be bad for your health. Bottled water is a scam A ripoff: Bottled water companies have bilked the public out of billions of dollars by leading... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Tuesday, October 04, 11:51 AM America/Los_Angeles
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The bottled water scam they’re not telling you about: Dasani – a product of Coca Cola, advertised as “pure, still water”, but it’s really just filtered tap water. Aquafina, a product of Pepsi, The three most popular brands of bottled water? They’re just water whose fancy label suggests purity with it’s depiction of a mountain range, is also just tap water. What about Fiji? It’s sold as a special imported water from the Fiji islands. But it’s bottled from the same source that provides tap water for island residents. If you think that drinking bottled water is healthier than tap water, you’re being played for a fool. Consider... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Friday, October 30, 11:59 AM America/Los_Angeles
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You’re thirsty, you reach for a bottle of water to quench your thirst. But as you gulp that water down, chemical changes begin inside your body: Chemicals such as BPA and phthalates act as estrogen, disrupting your normal hormonal balance. Endocrine disrupters in bottled water are silent killers If you’re a man, these chemicals reduce the production of testosterone and stimulate the growth of breast tissue. If you’re a woman, they stimulate weight gain and uncontrolled cell reproduction in your breasts that can lead to cancer. For both sexes, the potent hormone disrupting chemicals in plastic bottles increase your chances of developing diabetes... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Tuesday, October 13, 11:45 AM America/Los_Angeles
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People worldwide are choosing bottled water over soda in droves. So many people in fact that bottled water is going to overtake soda in 2016 as the number one beverage choice. Bottled water: More expensive than gas, no more healthy than tap water Worldwide, the bottled water industry is expected to sell 233 billion liters of bottled water, at a price per gallon that is a lot higher than gas! Bottled water is definitely a healthier choice than soda, but it’s not healthy for the environment, and it’s certainly not healthy for your budget. How much should you spend on bottled water? Did you know? Bottled water costs up to 1900% more than tap... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Thursday, September 17, 11:54 AM America/Los_Angeles
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The Surprising way Bottled Water could be making you Fat by Water Ionizer Benefits Surprise! Have you switched from unhealthy beverages like soda to bottled water to lose weight? That zero-calorie bottle of water you’re drinking may actually be making it harder for you to lose weight. The culprit? Bisphenol-A (BPA) a chemical in the plastic resin of the bottle that the FDA has, up until now, insisted had no effects on health. Research now suggests, that far from being harmless, BPA breaks down into a chemical that causes weight gain. BPA: When it’s not giving you cancer, it’s making you fat BPA Makes fat cells, BPA-Glucuronide makes... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Friday, June 19, 11:48 AM America/Los_Angeles
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This Sunday, learn how to save water, before we run out. Water conservation is going to be prominently featured at EarthFair 2015 this Sunday in San Diego so if you want to do your part, EarthFair is the best place to start. As you probably know, California is severely short on water, Governor Brown has mandated a 25% cut in water use for all communities statewide. This mandatory cut means that water rationing is going to quickly become a reality unless we act voluntarily to cut our water usage, right now. It takes tree bottles of water to make one bottle of water – and we can’t afford it Note: The author of this article is a manager... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Friday, April 17, 14:28 PM America/Los_Angeles
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New Toxin Discovered in Bottled Alkaline Water Bottled water drinkers have something new to worry about besides BPA poisoning and the environmental devastation caused by bottled water: Antimony poisoning. Antimony is a heavy metal linked to lung, heart, and gastrointestinal disorders. Drinkers of bottled alkaline water have it worse: The calcium in bottled alkaline water increases the release of antimony from plastic bottles. Calcium increases the release of toxic antimony from plastic bottles Inside a Hot Car: The Worst Case Scenario Leaving bottled water of any kind inside a parked car is a terrible idea. The release of both antimony and BPA... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Thursday, October 02, 11:52 AM America/Los_Angeles
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There are only three brands of bottled alkaline water that claim to have antioxidant potential: Real Water, NEO Water, and Willard Water. The most popular brands of bottled alkaline water Essentia and Aquahydrate, are not antioxidant alkaline waters. Of the the brands that are only one tells you how much antioxidant potential is in their water: Real Water. But can Real Water, or any other brand of bottled alkaline water actually be an antioxidant alkaline water? There’s no way of knowing whether any of these bottled alkaline water’s actually have antioxidant potential Are Bottled Alkaline Antioxidant Waters any Good? Fact: The antioxidant... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Thursday, July 31, 12:24 PM America/Los_Angeles
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Essentia bottled water has a pH of 9.5, (sometimes, it has tested lower) which means it’s alkaline water. But at $2 a bottle, is Essentia worth the price? No, because with a water ionizer, you get better alkaline water – made the exact same way Essentia is made. Consequently, the two biggest differences are that the alkaline water you get from a water ionizer costs less than 3 cents per gallon, compared to $16 a gallon for Essentia. As a result, alkaline water from an ionizer has antioxidant potential, and Essentia water doesn’t. Click here to learn about the health benefits of ionized alkaline water Essentia is alkaline water,... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Thursday, February 13, 11:49 AM America/Los_Angeles