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 less intelligent.
What is Microplastics contamination?
Microplastics are tiny pieces of plastic, it can be found virtually everywhere on Earth. The most common plastics found include: Polypropylene, nylon, and polyethylene terephthalate. They are called microplastics because they are tiny particles, usually measuring as large as 100 microns across. By way of comparison, a human hair is about 60 microns wide. Researchers tested 259 bottles of water. Only 17 of those bottles were free of plastic contamination.
Bottled water: Testing on bottled water showed that contaminated brands had an average of over 300 plastic particles per liter. One brand, Nestle Pure Life, had 10,000 particles per liter!
Tap water: Testing on tap water showed that it had about half the microplastic contamination of bottled water.
Microplastic contamination can be easily filtered from tap water with a simple sediment filter. In fact, when properly filtered, your tap water is a healthier choice than bottled water.
Microplastic particles can contain other toxins
Have you ever stored spaghetti sauce in Tupperware, and later found out that you can’t wash away the red stain? That happens because plastic absorbs oils from the spaghetti sauce. Plastic can absorb many chemicals, and then it can release those chemicals once inside your body. Additionally, plastic contains harmful chemicals like BPA, antimony, and others. It is well known that chemicals like these in plastic are harmful to our health. What isn’t yet known is how much of these harmful chemicals we are absorbing when drinking bottled water. To emphasize, when properly filtered, tap water is a safer bet!
Life Ionizers guaranteed free of microplastic contamination
You are guaranteed to get 100% microplastic free ionized alkaline water from a Life Ionizer. The filters in a Life Ionizer will stop any microplastic contamination from entering your water. Plus, you’ll be helping save the planet. Plastic from water bottles is a major source of pollution. Also relevant is the fact that it actually takes 3 bottles worth of water to make one bottle of bottled water. Lastly, bottled water is very expensive. You can actually finance a Life Ionizer for less than you’d pay for a month’s supply of bottled alkaline water.
A Life Ionizer will give you water that is cleaner and safer and better tasting than both tap and bottled water. The ionized alkaline water made by the machine has health benefits that you don’t get from bottled or tap water. You’ll also save money and the environment. If you’re still not sure, you can try a Life Ionizer in your home for up to 75 days. If you don’t love it, just return it. Life Ionizers guarantees your satisfaction.