1 original post (About 300 words), and 2 replies (about 150 words) for each are need.
- Read text section 10.2 on the Debate “Is Bottled Water Better” which also has a table indicating bottled water consumption per capita of other countries compared to the U.S.
- Please watch https://wileyassets.s3.amazonaws.com/Smolin_Nutrition_4e_ISBNEPROF13467/media/video_bites/vb_bottled_water.html
- View animated slide: : https://wileyassets.s3.amazonaws.com/Tortora_PAP_1…
- View my posted power point on water
- Read my other thread in this forum called “Drink Water!”
- Read this brief following 3 bulleted information on Dasani, the EPA and the FDA and check out their links:
- Did you know that Dasani is tap water bottled by Coca Cola? Did you know that Aquafina is Pepsi’s answer to branding bottled water? Nearly all of us drink bottled water, at least some of the time, usually because we believe it to be healthier or safer than tap water. However, more than 40-45% of bottled water comes from the tap. The FDA, short for Food & Drug Administration, regulates BOTTLED water. Bottled water is regulated as a food product – not by the EPA but by the U.S. FDA. The FDA requires bottlers to test their water for bacterial contaminants just once a week. See some of this information at FDA Regulates the Safety of Bottled Water at their site http://www.fda.gov/Food/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/ucm046894.htm.
- The EPA-Environmental Protection Agency is the regulatory body governing tap water. EPA regulations require drinking water to be tested as it enters the local distribution system as well as at various points along the way in order to protect against contamination in the aquifers. Every public system must also report the quality of its water to the public at least once a year. (For a copy of your city’s Consumer Confidence Report, call the EPA at 800-426-4791, or check http://water.epa.gov/drink/contaminants/index.cfm.)
- Read about carbon filters, like Brita and Pur brand filters: http://www.explainthatstuff.com/howwaterfilterswork.html and https://www.livestrong.com/article/193977-what-do-carbon-filters-remove-from-water/
- Read this information on bishenyl a, known as BPA: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/uoe-etc020518.php
- Do you feel any differently about the benefits of bottled water?
- Which water would you drink? Tap? or Bottled? Tap using a Brita or Pur brand filter?
- Did you learn anything new from any of the above information?
- How might your choice of water be affected by this information?
- What do you know about Bisphenyl A (BPA) in the bottled water you purchase? What advantage might there be using BPA-free plastic? Use this information for the next discussion, while viewing videos about water (the next discussion is extra credit, but the videos are worthwhile although one (Annie Leonard) is a bit over the top, though quite factual.
- What is your view of the potential future of regulations? Do you think politics will play a part/impact water regulations?
I strongly urge the class to participate in the next discussion, which is where we can all further the conversation with news events such as those in Flint Michigan’s polluted (lead) river, and also some “localized” areas within the country also facing pollutants in the water table.
Feel free to also google valid web sites for more information on information you may post. Even more has happened to the EPA, much not positive. Save any comments about Flint, MI for Discussion 13. Again, I hope everyone makes time to view the documentary and valuable information links.