Research is continually being conducted since possibly harmful BPA is found in almost 90% of plastic containers ( ). Although many shelved plastic products are labeled BPA-Free, plastic containers still run the risk of leaking harmful BPA into drinking water and food when BPA is broken down by exposure to heat ( ). Research has not yet proven how BPA is harmful; That is to say, definitive results have not shown whether BPA directly causes cancer, or if BPA is a catalyst for cancer cell replication. Regardless of how BPA is harmful, the possibility of poisonous contamination to all plastic exposed products poses a threat to human health and has resulted in case studies like Mclean’s “What’s in My Water Bottle?” Mclean’s case study addresses multiple experiments that are conducted to determine how much BPA is in certain plastics, and how the BPA effects estrogen levels that in turn effect cancer cells, reproductive organs, and lipid metabolism. In 1976 the Safe Drinking Act was passed setting limits on the amount of contamination that could enter the public drinking supply ( ).
Although she has a water filter in her tap water, she believes it is almost the same without one. Royte would rather not drink bottled water due to the misleading advertisement and the high cost of it; she will drink bottled water if necessary. 2. The graph on page 723 represents the liquid consumed by Americans. It is easy to see that bottled water is one of the only things growing besides sports drinks, which is mostly bottled
Second, bottled water is harmful for human being and the environment according to the Environment Working Group. Bottled water is costly and wasteful, but this does not stop people around the world and especially those living in developed country to be addicted of bottled water. The typical cost for tap water is $0.0015/gallon while a gallon of bottled water at prices ranging from $0.89 to $8.26 per gallon. The big difference in cost does not encourage me to drink bottle water because Water is a gift from our nature I do not think that the bottled water industry has the right to sell water in a such a high price since the only thing that they do on it is to filter it and put it in plastic bottle. According to EWG, people believe that the taste that taps water has meant that tap water is bad that is why the run to bottles water despite his cost.
Some of our bottled water comes from the UK, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Italy, France, Canada, USA, India, Fiji and even the sky! Our water comes from all over the world but we don’t realise it. NEGATIVES FOR BOTTLED WATER The negatives for bottled water are that there is more packaging that makes more pollution and is bad for the environment. Bottled water also costs more for the customer. POSITIVES FOR BOTTLED WATER The positives for bottled water are that bottled water is easily accessible as if you are out somewhere you can go into a shop and buy a bottle of water.
(LLC) If the Administration continues to help keep these programs up to date there will be more room to provide water without charge. The capability to transport water into a person’s house or business is a price that we can understand has to be paid. There are numerous people who have a preference of bottled sanitized water more than tap water; mainly because of the advantage to pick it up and go. According to a report commissioned by a Switzerland based World Wildlife Fund, “Some bottled waters only differ from tap water only by being distributed into bottles rather than through
The consumer is unaware of the negative effects of bottled water consumption. The consumer’s lack of awareness has contributed to the continuing growth of bottled water consumption. As a natural consequence of such growth, there is rise in the negative effects associated with the consumption and production of bottled water. The negative effects on the environment, the wildlife, and the consumers themselves will continue to increase unless there is a drastic reduction in the consumption and production of bottled water. To this end, if the harms associated with bottled water consumption were better communicated to the public, the public would be discouraged from continuing to use bottled water and would turn to an alternative such as tap water.
Megan Jackson English 201 Bauman September 14, 2015 “Human-Animal Food Web” Sandra Steingraber wrote “Tune of the Tunafish” as to raise awareness about the mercury in seafood. There is an especially heavy concern towards the high levels which are in tuna fish, Steingraber says. High mercury content in fish has been known to have many negative effects on the human body. Some of these negative effects can be very serious and threatening, especially when considering neurological health. As Steingraber stated in her story, “Mercury has been shown to paralyze migrating brain cells and hold back their cell division.
The findings showed that T-Cell activity was significantly higher before exams which suggests that acute stress caused reduced immune system functioning. Showing that stress is linked to a weakening of the body’s immune system. A weakness of this study is that it lacks population validity, as it was carried out on medical students. This means that the findings may not be replicated in of individuals and caution should be taken when generalising the findings to the whole population because medical students might not be representative of
2. According to Sciencedaily.com 2010 water pollution may also be affecting male fertility rates due to the estrogen in birth control contraceptives B. Because of the potential negative impact on the medical industry, pharmaceutical companies do not want this information to be widely known by the public Transition: Now that you know how it is affecting you this is how it is affecting our wild life. III. Pharmaceutical pollution may be affecting fish by changing their aquatic life cycle.
Having human trials for the vaccine would take too long for any defects (An example would be Thalidomide, which caused birth defects in the 1960s because of incomplete animal testing by today’s standards. US regulations have expanded on what conditions a drug must be tested under due to the incident [Gauvra, 2011]) to show and not having trials is not an option when it comes to the flu. Should the vaccine be unavailable, a significant portion of the population would fall ill every year, and the number of deaths from just the flu would skyrocket. As well, there would be a sharp decline in the quality of life for humans. Many companies use animal trials to test out the safety of new drugs, pesticides, medication, food additives, packing materials, and anything else with chemical ingredients.