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How Is Home Distilled Water Better than Bottled Water?

  • Americans are drinking bottled water in record numbers- a whopping 5 billion gallons in 2001, according to the International Bottled Water Association, an industry trade group. That's about the same amount of water that falls from the American Niagara Falls in 2 hours.

  • Ounce for ounce, bottled water costs more than gasoline. Depending on the brand, it costs 250 to 10,000 times more than tap water!

  • Americans spend more than $8.3 billion a year on bottled water, but what they're drinking may not be any safer or better regulated than tap water. (60-70% of bottled water sold in the US is exempt from federal regulations because it's packaged and sold in the same state, not crossing state lines.-Julie Stauffer, Body & Soul Magazine, Aug. 2005, p. 87.)

  • "Last year Americans spent nearly $11 billion on over 8 billion gallons of bottled water, and then tossed over 22 billion empty plastic bottles in the trash. In bottle production alone, the more than 70 million bottles of water consumed each day in the U.S. drain 1.5 million barrels of oil over the course of one year." -Solvie Karlstrom, Tapped Out: The True Cost of Bottled Water

While it may be no surprise that we are drinking a LOT of water, many people have not learned that most bottled water is not regulated. If you know anything about our water systems and how poorly that water is regulated, you should be VERY afraid! The first problem with bottled water is that you don't know what you're getting. The second problem with bottled water is that you are paying for it! The third problem is that there are SO many things that can be in water, if these things aren't being removed, your health will suffer in the end. What are we talking about here?

  1. Pathogens- Bacteria, viruses, and other nasty bugs which can be fatal. In 2001-2002, more than 1,000 people got sick and 7 died in 31 outbreaks of waterborne diseases from drinking water (CDC).

  2. Lead. Found in public water distribution systems and water pipes in some homes (built before 1930). A poisonous metal, lead can cause anemia, high blood pressure, kidney problems, increased miscarriage and low birth weight risk, and it also interferes with brain development in children.

  3. Nitrates. Found in fertilizers and sewage. Can lead to blue baby syndrome which is potentially fatal.

  4. Pesticides. Known to disrupt hormones, and have been linked to cancer, birth defects, and nervous system problems.

  5. Other contaminants. Arsenic, radon, disinfection by-products (chlorine by-products) and other additives like fluoride.

While these things may all be in bottled water, the scary thing is that many people still drink water straight from the tap and they are getting a good source of toxins every day. But let's assume you are purchasing bottled water and you have done your research on your supplier, and you feel pretty confident in the product you are getting. There is one more problem:

Toxin Leaches Into Bottled Water

A study headed by Londoner William Shotyk, director of the Institute of Environmental Geochemistry at the University of Heidelberg in Germany, found that polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, bottles leach a deadly toxin called antimony into the water. While Shotyk agrees with Canadian Bottled Water Association officials that the levels of antimony found in the study are well below Health Canada accepted levels, he also asks the question, "Is there going to be a beneficial effect to having antimony in the water?"

It's the timeless argument between scientists and government officials...just how much poison is enough to damage, and why should we allow any poison at all? Antimony in small doses can cause headache, dizziness, and depression. Larger doses cause violent and frequent vomiting and can lead to death. (Antimony is already implicated in the toxic gas theory for crib death.)

It's important to note that the longer the water is in the bottle, the more antimony the water will contain. Also, re-using water bottles, is a no-no for this reason.

What About Cost of Bottled Water and Home Distilled Water?

You can save over 70% with Waterwise Home Distilled Water vs Bottled Water!

What You Get With Home Distilled Water

The best part is, you can take your tap water and turn it into something that is no longer harmful to your body, and is actually GOOD for your body! Check out our chart to see how distilled water is better. Above all, YOU know that your water is clean and pure because you are seeing the distillation process for yourself. You can't get that from your water bottling company!

What Exactly IS Distilled Water?

Water cycle imageWater in its purest form is found in the vapor that rises from the Earth’s surface, leaving behind any contaminants it may have collected. This process of evaporation, condensation and precipitation is known as the Hydrologic Cycle. Distillation simulates this process, turning ordinary tap water into pure, clean steam vapor which is condensed, then passed through an organic coconut shell filter. This technology effectively removes bacteria, parasites, herbicides, pesticides, heavy metals, and a whole list of synthetic chemicals and industrial pollutants.

A home distiller is like any other kitchen appliance that sits on your counter, or wherever you decide to put it. You simply plug it in! Once you taste home distilled water, you will wonder why you ever drank anything else.

Bottled Water

Waterwise Distilled

  • Questionable Source
  • Inconsistent Quality
  • Awkward, Heavy
  • Inconvenient to Store
  • Uncertain Freshness
  • Environmental Hazard
  • Expensive
  • Homemade 100% Steam Distilled Water
  • Consistent Purity Guaranteed, Gallon After Gallon
  • No Lugging Gallons Home at 8 lbs each
  • Always Available- No running Out
  • Fresh, Great Tasting, Healthy Homemade Purity
  • No Waste From Bottle Disposal
  • Less Than One Third the Cost of Bottled Water

Do yourself a favor, and stop carrying home water that is questionable AND costly! See our selection of water distillers.

"I bought bottled water for the past two years. After reading numerous books, articles and other literature about health benefits of distilled, I purchased a Waterwise distiller. Your literature helped me realize the cost effectiveness of having my own distiller. I am extremely pleased and completely satisfied with the results of using your product." -Don, Mercer, WI

"No bottled water of any brand can compare to the taste of what my Waterwise distiller produces. I am so glad to have it.... Thank you very, very much." -Heather, Macon, GA

"The Waterwise distiller is easy to use and economical. It costs much less than having bottled water delivered. And since we produce it ourselves we know it's pure." -Anthony and Julie, Everson, WA

"The vast majority of bottled water is merely public tap water. And the real shock is you could pay as much as $3.50 a bottle for the same objectionable quality that comes from your home tap water." -Dr. Robert D. Willix, Jr., MD

 
     
 
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