Curious About What Makes Bottled Mineral Water Dangerous?

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Many of our customers have contacted us lately asking “What makes bottled mineral water dangerous?” Most assert that while they appreciate the health benefits of getting more healthful calcium, magnesium, sulfur and other minerals in their diet, they wonder if what they're drinking is actually healthier in the long run.

Here at One Water, our goal is to bring our customers the cleanest, most pure mineral water possible. After all, we know you drink our products because you want to enjoy the health benefits offered by consuming naturally-sourced bottled mineral water. Not to drink something that's actually worse for you.

However, how healthy the mineral water you end up drinking ends up being for you is highly dependent on the water source it comes from and the ethics of the manufacturer selling you the product.

Table of contents

  1. Many are just glorified tap water
  2. Several brands contain dangerous levels of toxic chemicals
  3. Way too many are sourced from non-sustainable sources
  4. The healthiest alternative?

Many are just glorified tap water

A government study featured in Reader's Digest a few years ago showed more than 25% of the bottled water in circulation was nothing more than “glorified tap water” as explained by then co-director of the urban program at the National Resources Defense Council, Eric Goldstein.

At the time, Goldstein explained that while many labels show evocative pictures of grassy meadows, glaciers and mountain streams, the contents within the bottle were nothing more than purified tap water.

“No one should think that bottled water is better regulated, better protected or safer than tap water.” – Eric Goldstein.

Goldstein was a front-runner in exposing the lie that all bottle water are healthier than that coming from the tap. Even more scary, he and his team at the NRDC found appalling lies being told by major beverage companies who either lie or skirt around the truth about where their water was sourced.

One such company was found to extract their water from a well located near a hazardous waste site. Another, claiming their water to be from a pure glacier source, drew its water from a public water system in Alaska.

Several brands contain dangerous levels of toxic chemicals

We're told that what makes bottled mineral water less dangerous is that it's more pure and free from the toxic chemicals found in our polluted lakes and streams. In many cases, this common myth has been exposed as nothing more than a falsehood told by the marketers seeking to sell you inferior, over-hyped and over-priced bottled water products.

That same NRDC study featured in Reader's Digest a few years ago unveiled some rather frightening laboratory test results showing often dangerous levels of phthalates, mold, microbes, benzene, trihalomethanes – and even arsenic, present in a variety of major bottled water brands. Many of these levels exceed health standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and don't meet FDA regulations.

These and other dangerous compounds that find their way into bottled water sources can lead to an array of health maladies ranging from feeling sluggish physically and/or mentally unfocused, to more severe life-threatening conditions like degenerative nerve diseases like toxic encephalopathy and many types of cancer.

Way too many are sourced from non-sustainable sources

This is the most frightening aspect about what makes bottled mineral water most dangerous. It doesn't have an immediate impact on one's health. It may not even impact you specifically over the course of your life, depending on where you live. It will, however, impact your children – and your children's children.

One of the most frightening aspects of what makes bottled mineral water dangerous is how there are so many cash-hungry companies out there, big and small, who're exploiting already endangered fresh water sources in order to turn a profit.

Considering that only approximately 2.5 percent of the water on our planet is considered fresh, we have to protect areas with dwindling supplies while also employing an ecologically-friendly approach when removing water from areas of abundance; including the Titiwangsa Mountain Range aquifers where One Water sources its 100% safe and natural bottled mineral water from.

The healthiest alternative?

One Water pumps its fresh, unfettered mineral water from deep below the plentiful, highly sustainable aquifers located under the Malaysian jungle within the Titiwangsa Mountain Range. Not only are our sources protected from pollution by the Malaysian government, our natural source water is some of the best tasting and mineral-abundant water you'll ever taste.

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- One Water Factory - Kelantan, Malaysia.

One Water mineral water is unique in that it's naturally purified by a series of underground aquifers, meaning the water goes straight from the ground into the bottles you end up drinking, without the need for using any dangerous chemicals or manufacturing processes to make the water safe for human consumption.

Now that you've learned the truth about what makes most bottled mineral water brands dangerous, we hope that you'll make the switch to our product today, to ensure the continued health of you and your family, and enjoying the added benefit of helping to protect our planet's vital fresh water supply.

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