The 24,000+ Chemicals in Your Bottled Water
The water industry is a very big business and has grown tremendously in the last decade as people are staying away from municipal water supplies due to inconsistencies in purity, safety, and taste. But what else are you ingesting when you drink bottled water? Researchers have found that bottled water contain over 24,000 chemicals.
Personally, I do not like the odour and taste of tap water and much prefer the freshness and purity of bottled spring water. So subsequently, I have been drinking it for years. Recently, researchers in Germany tested 18 different brands of bottled water available for sale in countries like France, Germany, and Italy. Compared to regular tap water, chemical analysis indicated that the bottled water contained various chemicals which could interact with hormonal receptors sensitive to estrogen and testosterone. Even small amounts of the bottled water were shown to block estrogen and testosterone receptors.