Here’s another reason to quit drinking bottled water: It’s often laced with plastic particles. Scientists recently tested a variety of national-brand bottled waters and found that 93 percent of them were contaminated with plastic. The plastic didn’t come from polluted water sources, but from the actual packaging to make the bottled water. When manufacturers cut plastic bottles and add caps, they create small fragments of plastic that are inadvertently added to the water. When consumers drink the water, they ingest the plastic. Clean, free tap water is still the best way to stay hydrated.
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