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Water is one of the best tools for staying hydrated and healthy. While bottled water is very convenient, it isn’t necessarily any cleaner or safer than tap water. Tap water is monitored closely and regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency to ensure it meets specific safety and quality standards. Another challenge with bottled water is that chemicals within the plastic bottles, such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and bisphenol A (BPA) can leach into the water. Drinking bottled water can increase your exposure to these chemicals, while also producing tons of plastic waste.
Instead of buying thousands of plastic bottles, make an investment in a reusable water bottle! Whether it’s made of stainless steel, aluminum, or bisphenol A (BPA)-free plastic, a reusable water bottle is an easy way to avoid chemicals, save money, and save plastic. It’s a simple solution that will not only keep you healthy, but our water, too!
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