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Get a LIFE: Is bottled water a scam?

Look around and what you’ll most likely see is someone with a water bottle in hand; a plastic container with the most fundamental element of life, H2O.

But what if your hard earned dollars are contributing to one of the largest scams in modern day history?

The water bottle industry is $15 billion large and growing, and is one of the most unregulated industries around.

The FDA doesn’t require water bottle companies to test their water in independent labs to ensure the water is truly clean or free of contaminants that can leach out from plastic bottles into the water.

Many bottled waters are in fact simply tap water that has been filtered. Tap water around the U.S. and Canada is highly regulated and constantly tested.

Instead of paying for filtered water, contaminated water, and a highly intensive carbon process (making plastic bottles, shipping to water plant, shipping to stores) take matters into your own hands.

1. Buy a stainless steel water bottle. Find one here at Klean Kanteen.

2. Buy a ceramic, no-plastic-parts filter here.

3. Enjoy clean water and use the money you save to pamper yourself, or donate a few dollars to help clean our oceans through the Ocean Conservancy.

Buying bottled water all day long can cost you up to $5.50 per gallon, while filtering your own tap water you would only spend $0.15 a gallon -- that's a serious difference.

So enough is enough, no more scams!

Drink clean water for your pocketbook, your health, and for the care of our planet and future generations.

More about Danny Arguetty, M.A.

Danny Arguetty, M.A., a Nutrition, Health and LIFE (Living in Free Expression) Counselor, has been involved in the health field for the last decade. He guides and works privately with clients utilizing customized programs based on bio-individual needs and diverse life situations.

He specializes in yoga privates, weight loss, digestive disorders, healthy aging, sugar/caffeine dependencies, persistent fatigue, chronic stress, relationship support, life coaching and practical healthy living strategies.

Arguetty is also a faculty member at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Adjunct Faculty at Williams College, and author of Nourishing the Teacher: inquiries, contemplations & insights on the path of yoga. He leads 200hr Yoga Teacher Trainings in Southern California and Advanced 500hr Trainings in Kerala, India.

Learn more about him at nourishyourlight.com or email him at danny@nourishyourlight.com. You can also follow him on Facebook.