Drinking Water - Good. Drinking Bottled Water - Bad?!

You'll never believe what scientists found when they put bottled water under the microscope

A group of German researchers decided to study of the contents of bottled water — and this experiment resulted in something pretty horrifying. Ready?

They found close to 25,000 chemicals lurking in just one bottle of water, and the majority of these chemicals “mimic the effects of potent pharmaceuticals inside your body,” according to FoxNews.com.

The study, which was published in the journal PLoS One, was divided into two parts. During test number one, scientists examined 18 random bottles of water from around the world, as well as tap water. And to their dismay, they detected something in the water that interfered with two types of hormone receptors (estrogen and androgen) — between 60 percent and 90 percent activity.

The tap water, however, passed with flying (hormone-free) colors.

As for test number two, scientists dug deeper to find out exactly which chemicals were the behind the hormone issue. And this is when they discovered 24,500 different chemicals taking up space in bottled water. Yet…we’re being told that sipping bottled water may not actually harm us, even though these hormones and chemicals can cause serious harm, like diabetes, heart disease, infertility and cancer. Call me paranoid, but I’ll stick to my filtered water from home. And when there’s nothing else around, the good ol’ tap will quench my thirst just fine.

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