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  • Bottled Water Effects on health, environment and personal financesBeleslin Milivoj

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  • HealthClean, affordabledrinking water is essential to the health of our global community.

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  • HealthStudies show that consumers associate bottled water with healthy living.

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    The truth is: Bottled water is not guaranteed to be any healthier than tap water!

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  • HealthIn fact, roughly 40 percent of bottled water begins as tap water.

    Often the only difference is added minerals that have no marked health benefit. The added minerals are helpful in small amounts but may be dangerous in higher doses.

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  • CostAlthough in the industrial world bottled water is often no healthier than tap water, it can cost up to 10,000 times more!

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  • HealthThe most commonly used plastic for making water bottles is polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is derived from crude oil.

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  • CostJust in Europe Just in Europe 52,000,000,000 liters of PET bottled water were produced in 2004, using more than 35,000,000 barrels of oil, enough to fuel more than 2 million cars for a year!

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  • EnvironmentIn contrast to tap water, which is distributed through an energy-efficient infrastructure, transporting bottled water long distances involves creating unnecessary garbage and consuming vast quantities of energy by burning massive quantities of fossil fuels.

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  • EnvironmentTo meet worldwide bottled water demand, 2.7 million tons of plastic are used each year.

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  • Environment

    An astonishing 86 % of these bottles become garbage or litter!*

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  • Environment San Gabriel River, Los Angeles

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    Buried water bottles can take up to 1,000 years to biodegrade!

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  • EnvironmentIn addition to the strains bottled water puts on our ecosystem through its production and transport, the rapid growth in this industry means that communities where bottling plants are located apply water extraction

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  • EnvironmentConcentrated water extraction makes water tables in these communities drop quickly hence farmers, fishers, and others who depend on water for their livelihoods suffer greatly as a result!

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  • EnvironmentUnfortunately, in a number of places, including Europe and the United States, there are more regulations governing the quality of tap water than bottled water.

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  • Environment In summary, tap water is healthfriendly as :

    It is s not stored in (PET) bottles, made of plastic derived from crude oil.

    2. The minerals added to bottled water may be dangerous in higher doses.

    Doesnt require burning massive quantities of fossil fuels polluting the air we breath and taking 1000 years to biodegrade.

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  • Environment Tap water is environment friendly as it:

    Doesnt use up tons of energy

    Doesnt create unnecessary garbage

    ...is distributed through an energy-efficient infrastructure.

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  • EnvironmentIn summary, tap water is financefriendly as it:

    Can cost up to 10,000 times less then bottled water!

    Saves you money and lets you spend it on other useful stuff.

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  • HealthOK, I am convinced now, but how clean is the tap water?

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  • HealthSince tap water is not the same quality everywhere and may contain impurities, filtering tap water is generally recommended .

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  • SolutionAquarion is a water filtering device that goes a step further and lets you consume clean, ionized alkaline water , filtered from impurities and toxins, such as heavy metals, chlorine and pesticides.

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  • HealthRemember that while minerals added to bottled water often have no marked health benefit and may be dangerous in higher doses,ionized alkaline water may restore healthy (pH) balance, that food additives, medications and foods itself may shift in the body towards the acidic.

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  • CostAlso keep in mind that bottled water, in addition to damaging the environment, can cost up to 10,000 times more then tap water!

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  • HealthIf a family of four spends 40 euros a month on bottled water, this amounts to 500 euros a year.

    When you invest into Aquarion water filter and ionizer, it takes only three years for your investment to pay off .

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  • HealthFrom that day on you are drinking the best drinking water for free!

    ....and saving 1400 PET bottles a year!

    ...out of which 86% would end up as garbage polluting our planet!

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  • CostBut thats not all! When you share this health and environment oriented philosophy with your neighbor and he comes on board, you are already in business to pocket some really cool profits!

    Lets calculate...

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  • CostOne neighbor - 500 Euros a year Five neighbors - 2500 Euros a year

    ...while saving 8400 PET bottlesa year... Now isnt that cool? : )

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  • SolutionVisit www.calivita.com or talk to your local representative to find out more about Aquarion water filter and ionizer.

    Also visit us at: www.facebook.com/Calivita.International

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  • References & Sources

    *According to the Container Recycling Institute, US data. http://www.container-recycling.org/

    Source: 2006 Earth Policy InstituteBottled Water: Pouring Resources Down the Drain Emily Arnold and Janet Larsenhttp://www.earth-policy.org/

    Source: Pacific Institute http://pacinst.org/

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