I will admit, I drink bottled water at home. Our water is very hard, containing a lot of iron. Our water did pass the last safety check. The problem is it does not taste like crystal clear pristine water.
The jury is out when it comes to plastic bottle safety.
Some say plastic bottles are safe when they are made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET). I use PET bottles and containers for my lotion and cream products.
Some reports say PET bottles are safe to reuse (for water or food), only as long as they are washed properly, just like we would wash a cup or a glass.
Some reports say potentially harmful substances leach from bottles when the bottles become too warm (for example), or when the bottles are etched or reused. Others say plastic bottles are safe as long as they do not contain bisphenol-a (BPA).
The last couple of cases of water that I have purchased have tasted “off,” which brings me to thinking about what I (we) are drinking. I know the contents are considered safe, but it makes a person wonder…shouldn’t we simply invest in glass and stainless steel, and drink the safest water we can get our hands on? I am on a well, the water has been tested, I know it is safe.
Tap water in a city is another issue. Again, throw the hands up in the air and say, what do you do? I read headlines yesterday that said city tap water can contain undetected drugs and waste. The water cannot be tested for each and every substance, the testing process is monumental. But still, some are saying that bottled water is less safe than tap water, based on this report from the United States Government Accountability Office.
Do we just do our best? Hope for the best? Are spoiled? Should we get used to what comes from our faucets and deal with it?