All The Convincing You’ll Need To Ditch Bottled Water For Good

As of 2017, people worldwide are purchasing plastic water bottles at the rate of 1 million bottles per minute.

And though bottled water sales have continued to skyrocket since 2010 – a whopping 15 billion gallons of bottled water (or 68 billion liters) were sold in the US in 2020 alone – data shows and experts say there are compelling reasons to ditch the plastic for good.

Here’s what we all need to know.

There’s some evidence that shows bottled water may contain potentially harmful chemicals in its packaging

Phthalates, also called plasticisers, are a class of manmade chemicals used to make water bottles and other plastics more durable and flexible, Phthalate exposure has been warned against because of how the chemicals affect a person’s endocrine system, which produces and releases hormones.

Some studies have found that plastic water bottles alone don’t have contamination levels significant enough to cause harm to bottled water drinkers,

However, multiple experts told HuffPost that because most people are already exposed to endocrine-disrupting chemicals from many other sources every day – from housecleaning products to some fragrances – it may be wise to limit additional exposure to such chemicals where possible.

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