Drink up: Tap water is good for you

This presentation is to increase knowledge on the environmental health factors that surround bottled water by considering waste, quality, regulations, exposure to plastic, and the safety of tap water  and to motivate the youth ages 18 to 25 including parents and teachers to decrease the consumption of bottled water.

Please click here to view presentation. I hope that the information is helpful. If you have any questions, or care to leave a comment, please do so, below. Thank you.

Veronica Nuworsu, MPH Student

Walden University

PUBH 6165-02, Environmental Health

Instructor: Dr. Howard Rubin

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4 Responses

  1. Well done Vero, a and enlightening piece of information. Until now, I was oblivious about the levels of untested industrial chemicals found in bottled water… rather unfortunate
    Is the EPA doing enough to protect us from these chemicals? Why do you thing this topic has not been a matter of concern to officails on both the state and federal levels?
    I must say, I am also guilty of bottled water purchases and have fallen for the myths and negative publicity about tap water
    It is refresing to know that tap water is still safe in the US and thanks for bringing it to our attention
    Good information.

    Nick

  2. Vero,

    You have put together a very clear and informative presentation. I need additional clarification on the following statements in your presentation:
    • plastic bottles can leak chemicals when reused;
    • because the plastic is porous, it is very likely to drink harmful bacteria with each gulp if the bottles are reused

    Do you mean reuse of an empty plastic bottle, say at home; or reuse (including recycling) of the plastic for bottling at a plant?

    Cornelius

    • Thanks for your comment. Am glad you found my presentation informative. In regards to the clarification, I meant reusing an empty water bottle at home.
      Thank you.
      Veronica.

  3. Good work and very informative. A remainder to trust our water provider, after all we can see the annual report on what is coming out our faucets, and it is not bad. It tates good, it has the right temperature, clear, clean, inexpensive, no additions to the waste pile, and it passed inspection…I like my West Covina water…

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