About BOTTLED water....

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    May 23, 2010 3:27 PM GMT
    thanks for watching!

    http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/22/annie-leonard-releases-the-story-of-bottled-water-on-world-water-day/
  • DCEric

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    May 23, 2010 6:06 PM GMT
    I don't drink bottled water. I don't like the taste.

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    May 23, 2010 6:10 PM GMT
    http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/22/annie-leonard-releases-the-story-of-bottled-water-on-world-water-day/

    I drink bottled water because I really love sparkling water and prefer to drink it over flat.

    I have tried to drink "aqua del sindaco" (the mayor's water) on several occasions. However, I find that when I am faced with tap water I just don't drink water at all and I end up not getting enough.

    I don't feel guilty about drinking sparkling water from a bottle, not at all.
  • Greygull

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    May 23, 2010 8:06 PM GMT
    I drink tap water, bottles is tasteless to me
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    May 23, 2010 8:28 PM GMT
    I put tap water INTO water bottles so that I drink enough water. Works well for me.
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    May 23, 2010 8:39 PM GMT
    Our household water is rainwater off the roof, and for drinking water, we run it through reverse osmosis to remove any pollutants, a calcite cartridge to add dissolved minerals, and a Wellness Filter for whatever oooga-booga it does to the water.
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    May 23, 2010 8:54 PM GMT
    The tap in Mexico is undrinkable. We have to purchase those water cooler...big bottle...things. About 15 at a time. I don't mind the tap when in the US, I'm not finicky about those things.
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    May 23, 2010 8:54 PM GMT
    Loved this, I added it to my facebook wall

    I recently went green with refillable water bottles now that I have a water filter from the tap/refigerator
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    May 23, 2010 8:59 PM GMT
    zarin saidI put tap water INTO water bottles so that I drink enough water. Works well for me.


    You REALLY shouldn't do this, a friend who had cancer was told by her oncologists to never refill plastic bottles of water because of a high level of carcinogens apparently
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    May 23, 2010 9:04 PM GMT
    hdurdinr said
    zarin saidI put tap water INTO water bottles so that I drink enough water. Works well for me.


    You REALLY shouldn't do this, a friend who had cancer was told by her oncologists to never refill plastic bottles of water because of a high level of carcinogens apparently


    He could be referring to an aluminum bottle. It's what I use.
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    May 23, 2010 9:11 PM GMT
    UrsaMajor saidI drink bottled water because I really love sparkling water and prefer to drink it over flat.

    I have tried to drink "aqua del sindaco" (the mayor's water) on several occasions. However, I find that when I am faced with tap water I just don't drink water at all and I end up not getting enough.

    I don't feel guilty about drinking sparkling water from a bottle, not at all.


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    May 23, 2010 9:25 PM GMT
    I switched to a refillable water bottle a few months ago...not because I don't like bottled water, but because it's more convenient. Almost every place I go will have a tap (or water fountain) where I can refill it. As for it being cold, I could care less. I prefer room temperature water anyway.
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    May 23, 2010 9:27 PM GMT
    N8tiveNuYawhka said

    I recently went green with refillable water bottles now that I have a water filter from the tap/refigerator


    Been doing that ever since I left SoCal!
  • Crucializer

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    May 23, 2010 9:27 PM GMT
    I have abandoned bottled water cuz of the plastic that gets in the water and aluminum seems to put metal into the water too - stainless steel is the best for me ... through filtered water at home. Tastes good to me! icon_biggrin.gif
  • DuggerPDX

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    May 23, 2010 9:28 PM GMT
    +1 on the SodaStream system using filtered tap water. We don't buy sparkling water any longer. I was buying it by the case, that's a lot of glass bottles I'm not recycling now.
  • Iluros

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    May 23, 2010 11:22 PM GMT
    Ciarsolo said
    hdurdinr said
    zarin saidI put tap water INTO water bottles so that I drink enough water. Works well for me.


    You REALLY shouldn't do this, a friend who had cancer was told by her oncologists to never refill plastic bottles of water because of a high level of carcinogens apparently


    He could be referring to an aluminum bottle. It's what I use.


    Or simply a water bottle made out of the correct kind of plastic.
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    May 24, 2010 12:20 AM GMT
    hdurdinr said
    zarin saidI put tap water INTO water bottles so that I drink enough water. Works well for me.


    You REALLY shouldn't do this, a friend who had cancer was told by her oncologists to never refill plastic bottles of water because of a high level of carcinogens apparently


    I've heard this,too, that if you reuse plastic bottles, chemicals from the plastic is going into your body. Doctors say never to reuse a plastic bottle.
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    May 24, 2010 12:26 AM GMT
    Crucializer saidI have abandoned bottled water cuz of the plastic that gets in the water and aluminum seems to put metal into the water too - stainless steel is the best for me ... through filtered water at home. Tastes good to me! icon_biggrin.gif


    Water in plastic bottles is safe. It's when you reuse them that an increased risk to cancer has been determined. But I see your point, If you can get cancer from refilling them, maybe it's not good to use them at all. But, I would think plastic milk bottles would be the same.
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    May 24, 2010 1:21 AM GMT
    From what I've read, the best choices for reusable water bottles are high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and polypropylene (PP). There are also bottles made from clear hard plastics that look similar to polycarbonate but do not contain BPA.
  • jrs1

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    May 24, 2010 1:23 AM GMT
    zarin saidI put tap water INTO water bottles so that I drink enough water. Works well for me.

    tap water -> brita filter -> nalgene (bph-free) -> no longer thirsty.
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    May 24, 2010 2:47 AM GMT
    based on what i keep reading here and elsewhere...maybe we should just get back to carrying the good ol' canteens....
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    May 24, 2010 6:35 AM GMT
    We've gone green at my job, so no more water coolers. We now use a filtration system and I've been using a Brita for years. I feel like a construction worker with my thermos, but it works.
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    May 24, 2010 10:15 AM GMT
    hdurdinr said
    zarin saidI put tap water INTO water bottles so that I drink enough water. Works well for me.


    You REALLY shouldn't do this, a friend who had cancer was told by her oncologists to never refill plastic bottles of water because of a high level of carcinogens apparently


    There are only 3 types of plastic that this is true for. The bad numbers are 3, 6, and 7. If you have a bottle with one of these numbers on the bottom, do not reuse it.

    1, 2, 4 and 5 are the safe numbers.

    Just make sure your bottle is cleaned properly before reusing it.