I am a water drinker. Correction — I am a bottled water drinker. Sitting in my kitchen is our Ice Mountain water dispenser with the 5 gallon bottle of water on top. Yes, this wastes energy in delivery costs (the truck has to bring the water, instead of just turning on the tap) and I do have the water dispenser plugged into my wall so I can choose from hot or cold water. I’m so wasteful. After all, I could just “get the water from the tap” you know. I think partly due to only drinking water, an partly due to becoming a nonsmoker I’ve got sensitive taste buds so I really can tell the difference between tap and bottled water (and different types of bottled water — don’t even give me a bottle of Dannon thanks). And since everyone else in my family needs to drink sodas and such, I have no problem spending money on water as long as they are spending money on soda.
So today I was reading this Chicago Tribune article which mentions what has been found in Chicago tap water. I’ll just put in one short paragraph (but you’re welcome to read the entire article.
Two industrial chemicals found in tap water tested for the Tribune, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), are unregulated substances that for decades were used to make Teflon and Scotchgard stick- and stain-resistant coatings.
Yeah — so one question — how come the Scotchgard doesn’t get on my clothes to prevent staining. I’m just asking …
If you visit An American city,
You will find it very pretty.
Just two things of which you must beware:
Don’t drink the water and don’t breathe the air.