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Q: Is my tap water really not safe to drink?

A: Tap water is a healthier option than soft drinks. But according to the Environmental Working Group, there have been 315+ pollutants found in America's tap water since 2004, and over half of these pollutants are completely unregulated and can legally exist in any amount. At the current levels of contamination, the public is starting to question the quality of tap water and wonders if it is safe enough to drink.

Q: I drink alkaline bottled water, am I still at risk of contaminants?

A: Bottled water is not necessarily healthier than tape water and yet it costs much more! Although associated with healthy water, bottled water is not guaranteed to be any healthier than tap water. Often the only difference is the added minerals which have no proven health benefit. A four year study by the Natural Resource Defense Council shows that 1/3 of the bottled water tested contains levels of contamination which exceed allowable limits. Bottled water can also be slightly acidic, which may affect your body's pH balance. Finally, the environmental impact caused by the production and disposal of oil for plastic bottles is harmful to our ecosystem and human body.

Q: I already have a Reverse Osmosis water system in my home. Is that the same thing?

A: Because reverse osmosis water doesn't have enough minerals, when it is consumed it also leaches minerals from the body. This means that the minerals being consumed in food and vitamins are being urinated away. Less minerals consumed plus more minerals being excreted equals serious negative side effects and bigger health risks.