Bottled water has shown to affect people’s health. For example:

The plastic bottle may contain toxins

Drinking water from a plastic bottle increases the risk of exposure to chemicals that manufactured it. The heated material finds its way to the bloodstream resulting in health risks, such as, kidney disease and cancer. The health implications are worse when the toxins accumulate in the system.

It is linked to increased diseases in the older population

Researchers suggest that people who drink bottled water more often may have high BPA levels- a type 7 plastic, in urine and increased risk of heart disease. Such people also have higher risks of developing type 2 diabetes. Even current manufacturers are trying to create ‘safer’ bottles, but I always tell my clients that the best bet is to avoid this type of drinking water.

Fertility problems

Most bottles are designed from BPA, which operates as a faux-estrogen. It can increase infertility in both genders and can disrupt various chromosomes, leading to childbirth defects and disabilities. That is why I warn my clients against bottled water, more so when pregnant.

Ieva Kubiliute

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