Here are 4 easy steps to staying healthily hydrated for the summer:
1. Drink filtered tap water
Change your water filters on time. Old filters aren’t safe – they harbor bacteria and let contaminants through.
2. Bottled water? Drink filtered tap water instead.
You can read the bottle label and still not know whether the water is pure or just processed tap water. EWG found 38 contaminants in 10 popular brands.
3. On the go? Carry water in safe containers.
Hard plastic bottles (#7 plastic) can leach a harmful plastics chemical called bisphenol A (BPA) into water. Carry stainless steel or other BPA-free bottles. Don’t reuse bottled water bottles. The plastic can harbor bacteria and break down to release plastics chemicals.
4. While pregnant — stay hydrated with safe water.
It’s especially important for women to drink plenty of water during pregnancy. Follow all the tips above and take your doctor’s advice on how much to drink.
Source of data: Environmental Working Group
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