Watching the Documentary Tapped

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    Oct 10, 2017 1:28 AM GMT
    Examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil. The documentary is well structured and presents an overwhelming amount of evidence which will change the way anyone thinks about bottled and municipal water.

    Both the "manufacture" of the water itself, and also where the bottles come from, where they go after use and how they influence our lives while they're with us. The willful absence of major companies such as Coke, Pepsi and Nestle is extremely telling in light of all the material presented.

    One can only hope that the small voice of this film will be heard over the huge booming commercial machine that these and other companies represent in the popular media. If you haven't seen this movie, simply watch it. It's that good and the information is something everyone should know.
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    Oct 11, 2017 1:35 AM GMT
    A company goes into Maine and takes their municipal water, bottles it, sells it at a minimum 100% profit, and wants to pay NOTHING for it

    Less than 50% of the states in the United States have bottle collection laws.

    The plastic manufactured for bottled water has been an environmental nuclear bomb for more than one ocean. The sin, the moral mistake for the convenience of human species throw-away is gargantuan (and I hardly ever use that word--I may not have used that word ever in a sentence)--Gargantuan sin, Gargantuan mistake, unethical with respect to our fellow species on Earth.

    The plastic manufactured for bottled water causes cancer and infertility in human males. It also gets into the biochemistry of men, women, newborns, infants, children, and teenagers. You can get some of it out of you by sitting in a Far Infrared Sauna for 30 minutes no less than twice a week.

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    Oct 11, 2017 4:36 AM GMT
    You can't have it both ways Liberals, complaining about the lack of water going to Puerto Rico then the water itself:
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    San Juan Mayor Pleads For Help: ‘We Need Water!’:
    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/carmen-yulin-cruz-puerto-rico-we-need-water_us_59da4b51e4b072637c44c6e4

    If bottled water is truly a health concern, why wasn't it taxed under Obamacare like tanning?

    Infertility in males: just like the marijuana you want to legalize.

    Make up your minds, one way or the other. Your making moron Trump look like Einstein.
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    Oct 11, 2017 3:21 PM GMT
    https://www.wikihow.com/Address-the-Pope
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    Oct 12, 2017 4:37 PM GMT
    How did people get water to other people before single-serve plastic bottles and even before the invention of plastic?
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    Oct 27, 2017 11:54 AM GMT
    75% of the Earth's surface is covered with water.
    Only 1% is drinkable.
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    Oct 27, 2017 12:05 PM GMT
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    A company goes into Maine and takes their municipal water, bottles it, sells it at a minimum 100% profit, and wants to pay NOTHING for it.

    Correction
    1,900 times the cost of tap water, not 2 times the cost

    Nestle told Maine we cannot survive if you charge us less than a nickle per gallon.
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    Oct 27, 2017 12:16 PM GMT
    So, they make exorbitant profits on municipalities and the garbage from their profits, used single-use, plastic bottles gets into the streams, lakes, and oceans; and, they want to contribute nothing, they want the municipalities to pay for clean-up without temporary bottle taxes as incentives for proper disposal.

    Temporary bottle tax: 5 cents paid at purchase, 5 cents received at return.
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    Oct 27, 2017 12:28 PM GMT
    Try not to buy single-use plastic bottled anything.

    Perrier started this disaster with their single-use glass bottled water.
    1989 - PET plastic bottles for water.
    Market share for sodas dropped so Coke and Pepsi said, let's make a profit on water. People are going to buy something from us.

    So, as the barons fooled the public that public phones have to go, the barons fooled the public that commercial water for their profit should be chosen by you over public water--tap water in buildings and public water fountains.

    I want to drink water from MY OWN plastic water bottle rather than from a public water fountain.

    In the long run, the plastic bottles cause cancer and you die. The plastic gets into your bio-chemistry, and your quality of life goes down, life expectancy goes down, health goes down.


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    Oct 27, 2017 12:29 PM GMT
    We don't want to have to wash a bottle, we want to use it and throw it away and not throw it away responsibly.
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    Oct 27, 2017 12:41 PM GMT
    Plastic is made from petro-chemical plants.

    Bottled water has become a bit of a trend – specific brands with unique shapes that tell the world a little something about you. While your bottle of water might make you appear to be a purveyor of optimal hydration, it is also a red flag that you may be exposing your body to an onslaught of chemicals.

    In a recent study by German researchers, nearly 25,000 chemicals were found lurking in a single bottle of water. Many of these chemicals mimic the effects of potent pharmaceuticals inside your body, according to the study published in the journal PLoS One.

    The study was broken into two parts. For the initial portion, the researchers tested 18 samples of various commercially sold water bottles from around the globe. Through chemical analyses, they tested the water to determine if it interfered with the body's estrogen and androgen receptors. Tap water was tested as well, for comparison. The researchers were shocked to learn that most of the bottled waters revealed interference with both kinds of hormone receptors; amounts as little as 0.1 ounces inhibited estrogenic activity by 60 percent and androgenic activity by 90 percent. The tap water, on the other hand, showed no activity on either form of receptor.

    During the second part of the study, the scientists sought to pinpoint which chemicals were the cause of reproductive hormonal interferences. Using other forms of detection to isolate the various chemicals, the researchers found more than 24,500 different chemicals in the bottled waters – including two classes of chemicals, maleates and fumarates, which are known potent endocrine disruptors (hormonally active chemicals). Maleates and fumarates are utilized to manufacture plastic resins, which are used to make water bottles, and they may also appear as contaminants of other plastic chemicals.

    http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/01/13/more-than-24500-chemicals-found-in-bottled-water.html
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    Oct 27, 2017 12:46 PM GMT
    Numbers in Triangles on plastic containers

    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7

    Which ones should be avoided?
    3
    6
    7

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    Oct 27, 2017 1:00 PM GMT
    p-Xylene - Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P-Xylene
    p-Xylene (para-xylene) is an aromatic hydrocarbon. It is one of the three isomers of dimethylbenzene known collectively as xylenes. The p- stands for para-, ...
    ‎Production · ‎Toxicity and exposure

    = = =

    That's what the documentary is talking about. It is NOT spelled with a Z.

    = = =

    Paraxylene (PX) | South China Morning Post
    www.scmp.com/topics/paraxylene-px
    Paraxylene (PX) is a chemical essential to the process of manufacturing plastic bottles and polyester clothing which is dangerous if inhaled or if absorbed ...

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    "Paraxylene is in the benzene family."

    Xylene xylol or dimethylbenzene is any one of three isomers of dimethylbenzene, or a combination thereof. With the formula (CH3)2C6H4, each of the three compounds has a central benzene ring

    p-Xylene (para-xylene) is an aromatic hydrocarbon. It is one of the three isomers of ... by catalytic reforming of petroleum naphtha as part of the BTX aromatics (benzene, toluene and the xylene isomers)

    "My sister died from cancer."

    When we look at the finished product of a plastic bottle, we do not think of the pain and suffering that comes from people living next door to the manufacturing process of that plastic bottle.




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    Oct 27, 2017 1:21 PM GMT
    "Something causes neighbors to get sick. Anything that's not pure air is bad for your health, and the air conditioners just bring it right into the house." - Resident of Corpus Christi [Near Flint Hills Resources, Corpus Christi Complex, West Plant]

    Cancer, birth defects, other illnesses. 84% higher than the state average in Corpus Christi

    Ground water is contaminated by the manufacture of plastic bottles.
    Water, air, and soil is contaminated.

    You're silly to live so close to a refinery.

    No more trusting industry and government.

    Industry Spokesperson:
    Dennis Sabourin, Executive Director / National Association for PET Container Resources
    "Our product is safe. Our members are meeting the standards of the FDA."

    One person at the FDA is responsible for overseeing all regulation for bottling water.
    Senior Attorney / Natural Resources Defense Council

    And that person, herself, says she does this part time because she has other responsibilities.

    Tap water is regulated.
    Bottled water is not regulated.
    The FDA does not have control over much of bottled water.
    Bottled water companies are not required to submit reports to the FDA.

    The EPA tests tap water.

    I'm suspicious that EPA testing and enforcement is lax. There was some sort of air quality testing that should have been done in my county. The radio said, now that the area is growing we're going to address the issue.

    Weak government, weak governance STRONG ECONOMY.
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    Oct 27, 2017 1:46 PM GMT
    Arsenic
    Leeching from plastic bottles
    Bacterial contaminates

    found when bottled water independently tested

    It's horrifying what we found

    Toluene

    Leave it in the trunk of a car for one week (would this be equivalent to a hot garage?)

    Styrene, a cancer- causing agent

    Diethyl Phthalate
    Dimethyl Phthalate
    Di-n-octyl Phthalate

    Phthalates cause dysfunction in the fetus, adverse reproductive outcomes for males and females

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    5 gallon waters are not made of PET but of polycarbonate plastic, primary ingredient Bisphenol A (BPA), very toxic.
    It leeches and gets into the water.
    - Sports Bottles
    - Water Coolers
    - Baby bottles

    Regulatory testing is in the pocket of industry, so local, state, and federal government with their testing is probably compromised.

    This chemical, BPA is related to
    obesity
    breast cancer
    prostate cancer
    diabetes
    brain disorder
    liver disease
    ovarian disease
    disease of the uterus
    low sperm count

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    80 million single serve plastic bottles consumed daily by U.S. Citizens
    30 million get to land fill (not to forget polluted streams, rivers, lakes, oceans)

    World Recycling Rate: 50%
    United States: 20%

    There is not enough collection of plastic bottles in the United States.


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    Oct 27, 2017 2:36 PM GMT
    11/50 states have container recycling legislation (bottle laws).

    5 cents deposit - 80% return rate for proper disposal / recycling
    10 cents deposit - 97% return rate proper disposal / recycling

    of the 11 states that have bottle bills only 6 include bottled water
    others soft drinks and beer

    50% of americans do not have curb-side recycling

    56 billion containers are not properly disposed/recycled

    deposited on some distant shore.

    Beaches of the future have sand made of plastic.

    In the Eastern Pacific Ocean there is an Eastern Garbage Patch twice the size of Texas.
    There is also a Western Garbage Patch.
    It goes on in the Atlantic Ocean.
    It goes on in the Indian Ocean.

    More plastic than plankton from an Ocean sample.
    46 times more plastic than plankton.

    The lanternfish are consuming plastic not just plankton.

    Bottled water is unsuitable for regular use.

    The oceans are compromised. (Hello, Marines.)

    Dow Chemical didn't want the results published.

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    Nov 02, 2017 2:09 PM GMT
    Numbers in Triangles on plastic containers

    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7

    Which ones should be avoided?
    3
    6
    7

    = = =

    A major grocery store sold me a plastic bottle #7.
    I'm returning it.