The latest on the bottled versus tap debate has certain questionable groups championing tap water, despite the fact that the majority of U.S. tap water contains fluoride and other harmful chemicals. Bottled water, depending on the bottler, may also contain some of these contaminants but, really, outside of setting up our own filtration systems—which can be cost-prohibitive for some—what choices do many of us have?
My skepticism radar has been raised to high alert lately about the big push toward tap water. Even CDC recently released a study admitting that fluoride is dangerous and causes IQ problems in children, along with higher incidences of dental fluorosis. Their recommendation was the lowering of fluoride in the water system.