*Annoyed with losing valuable storage space? *Wondering how old the water is in that bottle? *Tired of asking someone to change the water bottle-again? Than its time for a change! Ask us about our bottleless filtration coolers; available in countertops, standups, and sparkling water options!
1. Fluoride- It can harm the thyroid gland and calcify the pineal gland. 2. Chlorine- exposure can cause respiratory problems and damage cells. Long term effects include memory loss and impaired balance 3. Lead -Corroded pipes are releasing up to ten times the allowable amount of lead into the water. Lead is toxic to almost every organ and affects children the worst 4. Mercury-Although mercury is a naturally occurring element, “natural” does not mean “safe.” Mercury is extremely toxic and can cause brain damage, blindness, nerve damage, cognitive disability, impairment of motor functions, headaches, weakness, muscle atrophy, etc.. 5. PCB’s (polychlorinated biphenyls)- Although PCBs were banned in 1979, they're still present in landfills and pose a danger to the environment. PCBs break down slowly and infiltrate the environment. 6. Arsenic- Arsenic, despite being poisonous, is used in a multitude of industrial processes. Environmental contamination may result from improper waste disposal, or from poorly-planned wells that hit a natural source. 7. HCB (hexachlorobenzene) -Until 1965, HCB, or Hexachlorobenzene, was used as a pesticide. Production has been banned, but it is still formed as a byproduct from the production of other chemicals and existing products can be used until supplies are gone. A large dose can result in death. Some people are under the impression that they can remove toxins from water by boiling it. Boiling water kills harmful organisms but does nothing to remove toxic chemicals, compounds, salts, and metals. This is by no mean a complete list of all the toxins that might be in drinking water. If poor-quality tap water is a problem for you, we recommend investing in a quality water filter system either with the convince of a whole house system or filtered water right from your sink.
We are all by now aware of the component BPA- most often found in plastic. BPA is a hormone disrupter that has a wide range of impacts on the human body. What’s scary, is this isn’t even the only dangerous component that plastic bottled waters contain! Here are some dangers of drinking bottled water. Give yourself the gift of BPA free water- Go Bottleless!
1. Hormone Disruption and Fertility-plastics can send mixed signals causing some reproductive hormones to produce excessively and lead to deficiencies in others. 2. Placental, Fetal, Infant and Pre-Pubescent Development- Fetal development in utero, along with the critical early years of a child’s life, can be dramatically altered by the communication from these hormone messengers. 3. Cancer-Cancer impacts men and women, young and old, and various organs, tissues, and cells. But researchers continue to report that the increase in estrogenic chemicals, like BPA and other plastic materials, has contributed not only to breast cancer, but also testicular cancer and prostate cancer. 4. Toxicity Burden-BPA and other plastic toxins have been found in blood and urine, widely circulating throughout the body. When you drink a beverage that is housed in a plastic bottle, you’re also drinking what the bottle is made of. Water can leach particles from the bottles, especially if it has been exposed to heat or stored for a longer amount of time. So the bottled water you keep in your car during the summer- TOXIC!! 5. Weight Gain and Fatty Tissue Storage- Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in recent decades, and while the definition of obesity might seem narrow (greater than 25 percent body fat in men or 30 percent in women), the reality is that many adults weigh more than they should. The constant exposure to plastics today is having an impact on total body weight, too, since the estrogenic nature of these chemicals can directly influence the rate that fat is stored and what is stored there—including toxins from environmental exposures.