Learn about bottled water, and why people consume it. In this short video a researcher talks about the public's love affair with bottled water, and discusses some of the misconceptions about the quality of tap water.
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The first bottled water came out in 1850s in France. It spread out quickly in South America, is made of glass and stone ware and it was covered with porcelain or cork sobers. In 1968, the first plastic water bottle came out by vital. Today, we are talking to you a little bit about water, more specifically bottled water and Wyoming consumers use it over tap water. A lot of people drink it because it is more convenient to carry a bottle of water. Other people drink it because it is trendy, and other people are afraid of their tap water. I am speaking to Sarah Ashanti, a researcher in the field who will provide us with more information. When people tend to assume that by buying the bottle of water that it has been regulated, that it has been thrived more than their municipal water, when in fact municipalities actually have to regulate their water a lot more than bottled water companies do. The problem comes when you leave in a house with an older piping system or something like that because it is not the water that is not pure but your pipe might be bringing in impurities in your water. So then would that make you say that tap waters are actually safer than bottled water? Whether you drink bottled water or tap water, it is the same thing and why spends all your money on the bottled water when you could just buy reusable bottles and keep refilling them with your tap water. When you buy the bottles that are made to be refilled, they are made with a kind of plastic that can be reused, but the bottles that are out of the machine are very thin, thin plastic and they break down with more than two uses. Also people tend to freeze them then they are no good either. After they have been frozen, they expand and then when they retract, the plastic breaks down and you got impurities in your water. The FDA in the US says that 25% of bottled water is actually tap water. So how can consumers actually know what they are buying? There are all different kinds of water, there is mineral water, and there is source water. It usually says on the bottle in very small print where their source is. To be called mineral water, it has to come from a source where there are more minerals; there are specific regulations for that. And when it says there are minerals added, you can actually read on the labels which minerals are in there. A little tidbit is people complaining of gas crisis that actually cause more a liter for bottled water than it does for gas so. Yes, keep it that way, it is good to know.

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