I’m sure you’ve heard a lot of myths about tap water. You’re probably wondering if the rumors are true or if they’re just the result of people being scared off by bottled water. Well, there are various sources of water, and choosing the right water supplier might make all the difference,
We’ll clear up the misconceptions and guide you through the need to know about the world’s most valuable resource.
Myth Number 1: Bottled Water Is Better Than Tap Water
Tap water is cheaper than bottled water, but that doesn’t mean it is better. There are various things to consider in making that assessment.
Bottled water companies tend to charge higher prices for their products because they have to pay more in packaging and distribution costs. This means that you’re paying more for something that isn’t necessarily safer or healthier than tap water.
Tap water also contains minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium that are vital for good health, while bottled water does not (although there are some brands that contain small amounts). If you’re worried about your local government’s ability to purify the drinking supply with chemicals or other means? Well…you can always shop for water suppliers that match your H20 requirements or buy an activated carbon filter at your local home improvement store.
Myth Number 2: Bottled Water Is Safer Than Tap Water
Tap water is tested more frequently than bottled water.
Bottled water has more contaminants than tap water because it is not filtered like your home’s faucet before it reaches your glass or bottle.
Bottled waters are typically treated with carbonation agents such as phosphoric acid that help remove impurities from their source but also make them taste better than regular old H2O (which can be done through filtration).
Myth Number 3: Bottled Water Has No Minerals, Only Chemicals
This is simply not true, as bottled water is sourced from rivers and lakes—not factories.
While there may be some debate about how much chlorine or fluoride should be put into your drinking water, there’s no denying that both elements are essential for human health:
• Chlorine helps preserve the taste of your local tap product;
• Fluoride helps protect teeth against cavities by strengthening their enamel coating.
So if you’re worried about what you consume is unhealthy for you (and who wouldn’t?), rest assured: Your local grocery store sells bottled products with additives like potassium bicarbonate which helps to balance out any potential problems caused by too much chlorine or fluoride in their source materials.
Tap water similarly is not just made up of H2O.
It contains a wide range of chemicals that make it useful, including the disinfectant chlorine (which you can use to kill germs in your home), fluoride, which prevents dental cavities, and carbonic acid (a natural component of rainwater).
Some of these are good for you: They help prevent tooth decay and other diseases associated with poor oral hygiene.
Others can be harmful if consumed too often or in large amounts: For example, chloroform is a solvent used as an industrial cleaning agent; it’s also toxic at higher doses (but not dangerous).
Myth Number 4: It Is Unsafe To Drink Unfiltered Water?
Unfiltered water can contain bacteria, parasites and chemicals. But it is not unsafe to drink unfiltered water. It’s however important to check the label before drinking unfiltered water. The water authorities recommend that you use only certified bottled water for drinking.
If you have any of these concerns:
• Lead in your tap water (the amount of lead is usually measured in parts per billion)
• Fluoride in your tap water (the accepted levels of fluoride are published by Ofwat (the Water Services Regulation Authority) are considered acceptable)Well, not everyone does. Filters are not a replacement for drinking water, and they can be expensive—but if you’re concerned about the safety of your tap water, then there’s no doubt about it: go ahead and get one!
Myth Number 5: Unfiltered Water Is Bad For Your Health
Tap water is safe to drink. It’s also a good source of fluoride and chlorine, which can help reduce the risk of tooth decay.
Tap water has no chemicals added to it (except for a few trace elements).
Unlike bottled water which may contain minerals or other additives, tap water has no added substances at all!
When buying bottled water, make sure you’re paying for the same quality as you would at home. If not, it’s probably not worth it.
Either way, people have been drinking tap water for years, and hopefully today we squashed the myths that say no to tap H20!