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Bottled Water: The Healthy, Environmentally Friendly Drink

Bottled Water: The Healthy, Environmentally Friendly Drink

Whether you drink it to quench your thirst or use it to wash your laundry, water is an indispensable part of our lives and our world.

It’s also an indispensable part of a healthy diet. That’s why more and more Americans are choosing to increase their water intake. In 2015, the average American drank 36.5 gallons of bottled water — a 7.9 percent increase over the previous year.

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Research Reinforces Fact that Water is the Best Hydration Source

Research Reinforces Fact that Water is the Best Hydration Source

One of the simplest things that a person can do when seeking to lead a healthier lifestyle is to drink water instead of other beverages that are heavy with sugar and calories. If someone  wants to eliminate or moderate calories, sugar, caffeine, artificial flavors or colors, and other ingredients from their diet, choosing water is the right choice – whether from the tap, filtered, or in a bottle.

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Let’s Talk about Bottled Water Facts and California’s Drought

Some recent media stories have incorrectly claimed that the bottled water industry is a major contributor to California’s ongoing drought.

The reality is that bottled water companies use a very small amount of water when measured against almost any other industry, are dedicated to responsibly protecting and preserving our vital water resources, and help people live healthier lives. IBWA vice president of communications Chris Hogan addressed this specific issue during an August 15, 2014, interview on The Weather Channel.

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FACT CHECK: 24,000 Chemicals?

Recently, a Twitter meme about a German study on endocrine disrupting chemicals has been making the rounds with headlines like – “Bottled water found to contain over 24,000 chemicals, including EDCs.”  While dramatic and scary sounding, these claims are not actually accurate.  In fact, many of the Tweets and social media posts are misleading and false, such as those claiming that PET plastic bottled water bottles contain BPA.

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Bottled Water - small water use, big health benefits

This cool video shows how bottled water is a very small and very efficient water user that spares people of billions of calories when they choose to drink water over other packaged drinks.


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