Nowadays, people prefer to drink bottled water because they consider it safer and cleaner. Another advantage is consisted by the fact that is a lot easier to carry it around, especially when you are traveling, doing sports or any other activity. As you know, hydration is important, so many people always carry a bottle of water with them, considering that this is a healthy habit.
The Story of Stuff Project has recently revealed a study that contradicts everything you knew about bottled water. According to their analysis, this type of water is contaminated with plastic microfiber, a toxic substance rapidly absorbed by the human organism. When you first think about it, you might say that it’s a big problem, because bottles are made of plastic. However, keep in mind that plastic is not biodegradable, so if the large amount of plastic waste has a disastrous effect on the environment, microfiber from the same material can seriously affect our bodies.
Plastic contamination is a common problem for many bottled water brands. The study discovered 19 types with the same threat towards our health. On the other hand, we should mention that every product from a plastic container has a certain level of contamination, but some concentrations are not dangerous.
How do dangerous substances get into water?
A report from IUCN – the International Union for Conservation of Nature states that microfiber pollution is a result of washing synthetic clothing by machine. The waste ends up in the underground water and, finally, in our bottled water.
Next to the medical importance, the study also reveals that pollution affects every element from our existence. Also, toxic substances can easily get into our system. Specialists advise us to be careful with everything we eat and drink and also keep the environment clean. Every human activity causes pollution, so it’s up to us to protect it.