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Don’t Drink the Bottled Water!

January 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Do you drink bottled water? Do you consider yourself and your practice energy efficient, a.k.a. "green?"

You’re a dentist, so you know that bottled water does not contain fluoride, while most city water does. But let’s get beyond that fact for a moment. There’s a bigger case – a global case – backing tap water as the colorless, odorless, tasteless beverage of choice. And if your dental office is "going green," you need to read this…

  • It takes 1.5 million barrels of crude oil to produce water bottles each year
  • 60 million plastic water bottles end up in landfills each year
  • A plastic water bottle can take up to 1000 years to biodegrade
  • If you reuse water bottles, there’s a good chance that the polyethelone terephthalate they’re composed of leeches into the water you refill your bottles with
  • Public water suppliers have to report daily as to the safety of their water, while bottled water supplies are checked by the FDA weekly (see info on your state’s public water supply at
  • Bottled water costs 500 to 1000 times more than tap water

So tell me why you drink bottled water again…

If you think that being a "green" dental office will make your office appealling to your community, consider partnering with your city water department or joining a local health fair to sponsor distribution of logo’d, refillable water bottles with the aforementioned facts and your logo printed on them.


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