Water is an essential need for the human body. And the way you consume water is also a major factor. There is no problems with drinking tap water, this tap water has gone through so many processes to make sure you are receiving the cleanest water possible. These processes are made to ensure that all guidelines are followed and to make sure there is nothing in the water that can harm you. Although all these processes are done ome people may still disagree and say that drinking tap water is not the “best” for our bodies. Some of the pros to drinking bottled water is after storms or natural disasters the tap water can be compromised, in Document 2 it states, “Moreover, the water from public water systems is often compromised after emergency situations
Many consumers of bottled water see it as a perfect replacement of taped water. Despite many people opting for bottled water, the consumption of tap water remains high. As Doria (2006) notes, the type of water that a person consumes mainly depends on individual’s view and opinion about each type. However, it should be noted that most bottled water companies capitalize on the concerns that exist on the usage of water supplied by the municipality to homes through the taps. Some people feel that the
Julie is typical twenty-five year-old Hispanic woman that grew up in a household where drinking water from the tap was frowned upon. Now, as an adult, Julie drinks about five water bottles per day, which adds up to 150 water bottles a month, or a grand total of 1,800 water bottles per year. Her water bottle of choice – Dasani Purified Water – costs an average of $4.99 per twenty-four pack, or around $0.20 per bottle, at her local Wal-Mart. This means that Julie, by herself, annually consumes around 74 twenty-four packs of bottled water. In other words, she spends $369.26 on drinking bottled water every year1.
The recent trend of Americans carrying bottled water can be explained by its convenience, as it can be purchased in vending machines and grocery stores, and is a healthier choice than soda. In addition, carrying bottled water is a good idea to maintain one’s hydration throughout the day (“Tap Water or Bottled?,” 2006). Although dehydration, or loss of water from the body, is not a concern for many Americans, people who exercise without drinking, sick children and the elderly are susceptible to its effects. Affected individuals will experience thirst, headache, fatigue, and dizziness. In addition, if exercise is undertaken under conditions of dehydration a person may experience muscle cramp or ache (“The ‘8 glasses per day’ rule,” 2006).
Around the globe every minute a child dies because of water-related disease, Women spend hours walking to collect water, it has been estimated 1 in 9 people lack access to safe water, hospital bed spaces are occupied majorly people related to water-borne diseases. Clean water is essential for both mental and physical development. Lead in tap water causes many birth defects. Thousands of contaminants are present in tap water which are even poisonous. For every spent on water and sanitation there is a double return to the economic.
The key to helping people realize water’s importance is to make them aware of the activities we would not be able to do without , such as ride a car or bake cookies. In conclusion, it is evident that misusing water is not an option during an era where every drop matter. Although most people in the United States cannot imagine running out of water, it is still important to protect it immensely. Responsible and effective water conservation today leads to an abundant amount of water for tomorrow. The prime goal should be, and is, to bring back the golden age of water.
Plastic bottled water is a problem that continues to grow in the United States. The thought of going out and purchasing a product that is readily available and dramatically cheaper at home is quite absurd. Annie Leonard explores this argument to switch to tap water in her piece,” The Story of Bottled Water.” Leonard not only includes facts and figures to support her claims, but common sense that appeals to everyone as well. Its through this factual evidence that Leonard is able to develop a work with the capability to persuade, or at least open the mind of, those examining her work.
I have seen instances where some of my colleagues have become sick from drinking tap water around the city. No matter where it is such as at their schools such as Pensacola State College or the University of West Florida, at their homes, or in public spots such as restaurants people have noticed that the water is extremely unsanitary. A quote from the DailyFinance article portrays this exactly “Of the 101 chemicals tested for over five years, 45 were discovered. Of them, 21 were discovered in unhealthy amounts. The worst of these were radium-228 and -228, trichloroethylene, tetrachloroethylene, alpha particles, benzine and lead.
These facts introduce and support the message that Standage is delivering. Standage continues with many statistics: “Admittedly, both kinds of water suffer from occasional contamination problems but tap water is more stringently monitored and tightly regulated than bottled water. New york city tap water, for example, was tested 430,600 times during 2004 alone.” He stated. Even though he admits that both of each kind contains chemicals-which at the same time Standage claims that the tap water is more sanitized-but also he points out that it is not the taste that differs between the two
Synthetic Sea delves deeper into the environmental burden that plastic is placing on the oceans. It shows the effects on not only the oceans, but on animal life as well. (2) Tamara explains why she feels that tap water is superior to bottled. Some of her reasoning for this is that bottled water regulation enforcement is the job of only one person who also possesses additional responsibilities. The evidence also found that bottled water is no cleaner than tap water when tested.
Bottled water is very common to use, but yet not the best choice. In the article, “The Wrong Way to Think about California Water” by Michael Hiltzik, he explains why to avoid bottled water. I think it would be difficult to avoid bottled water because he said that the entire nation consumes more than 10 billion gallons of bottled water a year. Then an expert, included in the article, said that bottle water is incredibly expensive. On the other hand, I think if you use tap water then you’ll have to pay a water bill which is quite expensive too.
Several colleges and universities have banned the sale and distribution of bottled water on their campus. In these instances, bottled water is allowed on campus, but the college has decided that the institution itself, will not sell or distribute bottled water on campus. Hope College currently does not have such a policy. However, Hope College should follow the footsteps of the other colleges and start banning that sale and/or distribution of bottled water on campus. Even though this policy would possibly take away a student’s ability to choose, a basic human right, if the student body voted to ban the sale of bottled water on campus. In turn, this ban could be only for on-campus sale of bottled water. If there is need for bottled water for
Everyone loves water and gatorade but the real question is, which is a better choice for kids during a regular daily basis or even during sports. “Sports drinks” like gatorade and powerade are supposed to replenish electrolytes that are lost through sweat, but why do kids need to have 34 grams of sugar and a dose of chemical food dye in order to replenish their electrolytes after an hours worth of practice. After a game, the kids should have water to replenish what they have lost through sweat. In my opinion the kids should be able to choose what drink they want after a game or even practice because since they have been working hard, yes they are losing electrolytes, but water does not provide them back into the body afterwards like a gatorade
A lot of people enjoy smoking because it is relaxing. Cigarettes is one way people like to take advantage of the calming effects of smoking, but there are many who prefer to smoke from a glass pipe. Should you choose to purchase yourself a pipe, it is important that you take not of the fact that there is maintenance required, and that without it, your smoking experience just won't be what you expected.
Have you ever wondered what grocery stores would do without plastic bags? Stores would have to start using reusable bags and without the plastic bags there would be less liter. Other people all around the world are having a debate whether they should ban plastic bags or not. Many people are taking the ban very seriously and believe that they should ban the plastic bags. The U.S. should ban plastic bags because they cause litter, they cost too much, and they can damage to marine life and livestock.