The health & beauty benefits of drinking plenty of water and the environmental benefits of reducing your carbon footprint at this point should be undeniable. Your body needs water! Lacking proper hydration leads to your body not being able to function efficiently. Being dehydrated can cause you to feel tired and if you become anymore dehydrated you begin putting your health at serious risk. Even more important than drinking water, however, is drinking clean chlorine-free water!
In order to drink the highest quality water many of us rush out to the nearest store and buy cases of plastic bottled water. Many people are opposed to drinking tap water because they’re afraid or even disgusted with tap water. Little do these plastic bottle water drinking people know but the majority of bottled water is simply tap water with better marketing. If it wasn’t enough that we’re grossly overcharged for something that we all need to live, plastic bottles are destroying both our planet and many, many lives.
As a society we’re quickly becoming aware of the long-term dangers of climate change but each year we use approximately 18 million barrels of oil to ship water across the country. In fact, the amount of oil it takes to make only one plastic water bottle would fill that same plastic bottle one third of the way the top. This makes no sense.
If the fact that bottled water requires an obscene amount of fossil fuel in order to manufacture and distribute wasn’t enough, at any given time, there are 3.5 million tons of plastic floating around in our oceans. Marine life eats this trash and the poisons travel up the food-chain ending up in humans, causing a host of life-changing illnesses. Combine the poisons and carcinogens that we’re consuming because of plastic bottles littering our oceans with the high number of toxic chemicals (arsenic, industrial solvents and even radioactive chemicals) that plastic bottles leach into our water and we have a very, very serious health issue.
Two of the biggest chemicals to watch out for are Bisphenol A (BPA) and Phthalates. These two chemicals are both found in many plastic bottles and even in some reusable plastic water bottles or metal water bottles that have plastic interiors. Phthalates and BPA are known as “endocrine disruptors” because they mimic the body’s hormones. Some studies suggest that these toxic and very widespread chemicals are a cause of breast and uterine cancer in women, decreased testosterone levels in men, and can be very harmful to young children. In laboratory tests Phthalates & Bisphenol A have both been shown to cause reproductive and neurological damage in infants.
The best solution to this multi-layered problem is to install a whole house water filter system today, make sure that everyone in your household has a reusable and safe stainless steel water bottle, like the HtruO 2 Go and to bottle your own water!
Stainless steel water bottles, like the HtruO 2 Go, are the smartest choice because they don’t leach any harmful chemicals into your water. This means that your water will taste great, smell great and will be great for you!