Plastic is a silent killer of human, wildlife and environment. Plastics are non-biodegradable, synthetic polymers of long chain hydrocarbons. Usually we don’t care about the packaging when we are buying a bottled water. Chemicals added to plastics are absorbed by human bodies and some of these compounds have been found to alter hormones and dangerous for our health.
Many people ask me, “Why do I need a water filter for in house? I can just buy bottled water. It’s cheaper.”
Well sure, the upfront cost of bottled water is cheaper – about $8.00 a gallon. But do you know what bottled water is really costing you, and the health of your family? Do you understand what it will cost your children and your children’s children?
Let’s take a moment and look at some alarming statistics.
On average, Americans spend about $100 per person each year on bottled water. For larger households, the cost can easily add up to several hundred dollars each year. That’s just the upfront cost however as bottled water has chemicals added to the plastic; when heated up the plastic releases these chemicals into the clean water, tainting it. Then our families consume those chemicals. Americans purchase approximately 42.6 billion individual 1-liter bottles of water each year. Globally, people go through roughly 200 billion plastic water bottles annually. Think about all those chemicals being produced and consumed by unsuspecting women, men and children.
200 BILLION plastic water bottles. Additionally as we all know, plastic is bad for the environment. Earth can’t break down plastic and neither can out bodies. Those bottles wind up in our ocean and landfills. creating strain on Earths Eco system.
So I tell my clients, sure bottled water may be “cheaper” but it’s not healthier, safer or good for the environment.
Imagine if you had a water system right in the heart of your home. Clean drinking water at your finger tips. No more tap water with harsh chemicals. No more lugging heavy cases into the house and no more chemicals going into the delicate bodies of our families.