From 10 bottled water brands tested by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found “38 pollutants in total, which ran from disinfection products, arsenic, fertilizer residue, plasticizers and pharmaceuticals” (“New Study” 3). “New Study” mentions the government’s requirement on water utilities to notify of any pollutants in the water, which manufacturers of bottled water are not required to do at all. If consumers do not have any idea what’s in their water, then they cannot trust that water like they can tap water. Bottled water has multiple unseen risks associated with just drinking it. These three articles bring up multiple issues created by the mass popularity of bottled water.
Next, drug testing recipients is not a good use for taxpayer money. Florida started enforcing drug tests so taxpayers would know their money was not being wasted. and of the 800 people tested, only one person tested positive (Cunha). If they tested 800 people and only one tested positive-that is a waste of money. Drug testing individuals costs more than it saves (Cunha).
Michael Hiltzik wrote,”The Wrong Way to Think about California Water”, which is an article arguing against some of the ways individuals think about the drought in California. For the most part, I agree with the author’s argument. He touches on the topics of bottled water, almond trees, turf, and the idea that,”There isn’t just one California”(Hiltzik). Initially, Michael Hiltzik discusses the bottled water industry. The quote,”The entire nation consumes a bit more than 10 billion gallons of bottled water per year.
I do not see the moral permissibility to bring charges to FedEx. FedEx delivers over 10 million packages from third party companies, and I believe that they are not at fault for the internet 's lack of security for non-prescript drugs to be ordered. They are doing their jobs to deliver a package, and though they should have security when making those kinds of deliveries, but I also believe they did the right thing by making customers pick the prescriptions up at the FedEx
In many cases the vehicle did not pass because of a faulty catalytic converter, or an ill tuned up vehicle. Page 2 Many California residents were quite upset about these standards, yet California went on to enforce the law. (George, P., n.d.) Every state has the option to either go with the federal EPA regulations or the states may create their very own regulations. Most states stick with the federal regulations, yet there are a few states such as California that have quite a population, and there are great issues with air pollutants, and that is why some states decide to go with their own regulations regarding emissions. The only thing a state needs to remember when making their own emission standards is that their standards cannot be any less than that of the federal regulations.
In the U.S. hydraulic fracking has been a main source of energy during today’s times, it 's cheap effectiveness makes us think this . People should know how hydraulic fracturing is not as clean and amazing as we think it is.Hydraulic fracking cannot be a sustainable option for America. There are too many faults for it to be upheld in the long run and we cannot depend on it as our main resource of energy forever. The way hydraulic fracturing is affecting the environment is too harmful for it to be a sustainable option. It contaminates drinking water, turns unused lands into industrial dumps.
E-cigarettes are healthier than regular cigarettes. E-cigarettes do not have nicotine in it allowing it to not be addicting, unlike cigarettes. Also E-cigarettes can be used as a method to quit smoking. Unlike regular cigarettes, E-cigs do not contain tobacco, can get someone addicted and it will turn into a bad habit. Although many states have been claimed about E-cigs containing dangerous chemicals, people do not get hooked to this lowering
If you learn and understand the wild edibles which are not poisonous, diseases will not be part of you. Foods processed in the industries are known for the high degree of chemicals that they have. This is not the case with wild edibles as they only contain natural chemicals and some of these chemicals have a medicinal value. However, before going for a particular wild edible, be sure that it is poisonous or identify its non-poisonous part and consume it only. Also, if it is a water plant, you should know the kind of water in which it was grown.
Not only does Haiti have poor infrastructure in the sense of roads, buildings and more but it effects their water which is potentially deadly. “The country’s 10 million people had drinking water from springs and rivers and wells and a broken-down municipal water system in the capital...But a great deal of the water was loaded with bacteria and parasites...chemicals and other pollutants.” (Joseph B. Treaster). This goes to show how Haiti doesn’t spend money on their own water system leading many vulnerable to diseases. Not only does Haiti not have the resources due to money issues for attempting to fix their infrastructures but they still want to be independent. “Haiti immediately needs $40 million to get its grid back to pre-quake status and pay its 2,500 workers...the payroll above is $15 million a month-as well as provide power to million of Haitians who can’t afford it.” (Associated Press).
Profit and money are the driving factors behind so many things, that people are not very motivated to eradicate something that earns them billions of dollars. Yes, legislation such as those to reduce secondhand smoke positively affect health outcomes, but I feel it is not enough. Tobacco is a legal substance despite its known negative, sometimes fatal repercussions. There is a plethora of research regarding the deadly and harmful effects of smoking and cigarette use, yet it is a legal substance used by millions. I think that the government needs to forget the profit aspect and focus on its citizens health.
Article of the Week Response “The Wrong Way to Think about California Water” is an argumentative piece of writing that was written by Michael Hiltzik in the Los Angeles Times. This article stresses mostly about the mere fact of how people waste water; especially in California. The major drought is causing people to use more water than we actually need to use normally. We don’t need to use as much water as we do but we just find useless ways to waste it. Bottling water is one way of wasting it.
All these factors slowly but surely affect our daily lives. There is a documentary, “affluenza”, which directly focuses on statistics and specific things that we over use. The video states “the bible does not say buy a new Cadillac each month, it says control our money within our home.” People believe that the more we over consume our natural resources. The more environment will decline in wild life animal’s home “over consumption is the mother of all environmental problems.” If the global population would consider recycling we would not have such a big over consumption
soda but does not prohibit the number of soda purchased at once. In addition, the ban does not include vending machines, supermarkets, or convenience stores which are accessible to the public and easy to purchase. In addition, the ban only applies to soda, not including fruit juices, alcohol, milkshakes, and so forth. Some believe differently and say that people affected by this ban will make excuses of why they aren 't eating healthy. Meanwhile, Americans consume a lot of sugar in their everyday diet that contributes to an unhealthy lifestyle, not just sugary drinks.
EpiPen With the recent price increase for the life saving EpiPen many families are being forced to either pay the absurd amount for the drug or to risk their safety and go without one. This imperative device is a prefilled syringe that inject a small dosage of epinephrine into the thigh muscle which suppresses the immune system to open up the airways closed off by fatal allergic reactions such as bee stings or nuts. For 43 Billion people across Americans the EpiPen is a necessity to daily life. One that which many people now are deciding to go without. While the EpiPen’s price continue to go up, the average consumer 's wage does not.
Lastly, McEwen had concerns about the Sierra water runoff. He criticized that “ there is no funding for dams or river recirculation technology that would maximize Sierra water runoff and lessen the economic devastation to some San Joaquin Valley farmers”(McEwen). In other words, McEwen wants funding for dams in the Sierra runoff because it would help San Joaquin farmers. His opinion still stands with McClintock in “Bone-dry California dumps water to 'make fish happy '”, an article, quoted by Greg Crorumbos: “We haven’t built a major dam in this state since 1979,” McClintock said. “Meanwhile, the population has nearly doubled.