refreshing to see that college students are beginning to do more than merely
protest against environmental and health-damaging issues pushed by corporate
America. They're also going beyond pushing for labels and
"co-existence." They've started to go for the economic throat of big
business by banning certain toxic products from campuses, such as bottled
Though this story is based on a Harvard student body
decision, as of early 2012, over 90 colleges and universities of varying sizes
and types throughout the USA have banned or restricted bottled water sales as
demanded from student-led referendums and lobbied directives. The motives are
But there are also health issues directly related to using
those plastic bottles and of course tap water. The offered solution is creating
stations on campus that can effectively filter and process out those chemicals
where students and faculty may refill glass or metal containers or even
reusable plastic containers.
Those stations, which purify water with charcoal filtration
and reverse osmosis, have become ubiquitous in health food stores and even
standard supermarkets. Instead of spending a half-dollar to a dollar-and-a-half
for a small bottle of water from multinational corporations that steal water
from regions at no or low cost while reselling their bottled water for high
profit margins, one can spend a quarter to a half-dollar for a gallon of water
purified the same way those multinationals do, if they actually do purify their
water at all.
By the way, Nestle seems to be the Monsanto of water. They
want to own it all, and their CEO has stated that they have that right but
public access to water is not a right. Here's more
Sure, some bottles say they're from certain springs and so
on. But usually they're from purified (maybe) tap water near or at a place
called whatever springs. A few companies have been forced to admit this.
This is not to detract from actual mineral water sources,
such as pricier Volvic water, which a scientist has assured contains silica
with the right type of suspension to leach aluminum from the brain.
Specific issues of
disposable plastic bottled water toxins and their environmental impact
It's not just BPA (bisphenol-A) in malleable plastics that
disrupts hormones as an estrogen mimicker. A recent German study found traces
of several other toxic chemicals in bottled water as well as more substantial
amounts of different chemical endocrine-disrupting chemicals.
Excerpted from a recent Natural News article by staff writer
The study's published abstract explains that 13 of the 18
bottled water products tested exhibited "significant" anti-estrogenic
activity, while 16 of the 18 samples were found to inhibit the body's androgen
receptors by an astounding 90 percent.
Additionally, the other 24,520 chemical traces besides DEHF
were also identified as exhibiting antagonistic activity, which means that
they, too, are detrimental to the body's hormonal system. Here's more
Then there's the issue of land fills, which is obviously an
overburdened toxic hazard, and the Pacific's plastic waste island.
Well, it's not really an island the size of Texas or any
other visible size. It's an estimate of the amount of plastic strewn throughout
the Northern Pacific known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch or the North
Pacific Gyre (swirl; vortex).
It's more like a stretch of plastic garbage stew, containing
particles that demand close observation to be noticed. But even without the
graphic drama, its ocean-polluting hazards are real.
Banning one-time-use plastic bottled water is a great idea
despite the cries of "anti-free market" from those who refuse to
separate dangerous, greedy corporations from individuals.
The most viable healthy solution would be plastics from
hemp, which is another topic for another time.
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