Bottled Water and Human Health

Published: 26 January 2007
Category: PET (polyethylene terephthalate), Packaging CONCERNS

According to The Independent, not only “are there no convincing health reasons for preferring bottled water to tap water, there are some health concerns about bottled water.” The publication further reports that additional possible problems with store-bought water include “excess sodium, the leaching of toxins and benzene contamination.” The article further reports that water bottles made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) “also contain low levels of the heavy metal antimony. On leaching, the report warned: ‘It is possible that some potentially toxic chemicals may migrate out of the plastic product and into whatever it is in contact with.’”

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