Don't drink the bottled water!

SUBHEAD: See movie trailer for ‘Tapped’ about the bottled water wars. It pulls the plug on bottled water craze.
Povided by Brad Parsons on 13 August 2009 in Aloha Analyics
Don't Drink the Water ‘Tapped,’ a new documentary about the bottled water industry from director Stephanie Soechtig and the producers of ‘Who Killed the Electric Car?,’ is a look at how consumers have been tricked into spending too much money on water packaged in plastic and quite often not as clean as what’s available from the faucet. ‘Tapped’ examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil. Mentioned in the trailer: Bisphenol A - Apparently still used in the production of 5 gallon jugs - From Wikipedia: Bisphenol A, commonly abbreviated as BPA, is an organic compound with two phenol functional groups. It is a difunctional building block of several important plastics and plastic additives. With an annual production of 2–3 million metric tonnes, it is an important monomer in the production of polycarbonate. Suspected of being hazardous to humans since the 1930s, concerns about the use of bisphenol A in consumer products were regularly reported in the news media in 2008 after several governments issued reports questioning its safety, and some retailers removed products made of it from their shelves. Health effects Bisphenol A has low acute toxicity, but it is an endocrine disruptor. Low doses of bisphenol A can mimic the body's own hormones, possibly causing negative health effects. There is thus concern that long term low dose exposure to bisphenol A may induce chronic toxicity in humans.

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