From August 18, 2:23 PM

Ever wondered why people make such a big deal about water bottles? See Tapped and learn the truth about the bottled water industry.

Sandi Cornez's insight:

This video and information may come as a complete and utter shock to some of you. The information in this video shows what happens when a society treats water as a commodity. Water and access to clean drinking water is a basic human right and a necessity as is clean air and clean food.

"Tapped" is a documentary film about the Bottled Water industry. In this video you will be educated on bottled water and all of its faults. The film examines the role of the Bottled Water Industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil.

"Tapped" is a eye opener documentary which presents solid evidence about the truth behind false and manipulative marketing by the Bottled Water Industry,and the cover up by the FDA.

From the producers of "Who Killed the Electric Car" and O.U.S.A., tapped takes a behind the scenes look into the unregulated and unseen world of the Bottled Water Industry.; an industry that aims to privatize and sell back the one resource that must never be a commodity: our water.

From the plastic production to our oceans, lakes, rivers in which so many of these bottles end up, this must see documentary tracks the path of the Bottled Water Industry and the communities which were the unwitting pawns in this game. This film captures the intersection of big business at its dirtiest and the public's right to water.

"Tapped" clearly shows the false claims made by the Bottled Water Industry touting so called benefits to its water. The film points out that 40% of bottled water is merely filtered municipal tap water. The Bottled Water Industry is unregulated whereas municipalities are held to strict testing by the EPA.

The first half of the film highlights the plight of a small town in Maine against Nestle, the Swiss Corporation with $2.5 Billion dollars in bottled water sales. Nestle has moved in and taken over the use of the city's groundwater. This water source is goverened differently than ponds, springs, rivers, etc. Essentially, whoever has the abilities to pump the most water, gets the most water. Nestle accesses the water for free, then bottles it ans sells it for a profit. This leaves the townspeople upset as there owm municipal supply water dwindles and must be transferred to another water well which results in service interruption, while Nestle just continues pumping out water for its bottles to sell for a profit. Water companies operate this way all over the country. Recently in Oregon in a smaller community this occurred and fortunately, the people spoke up, mobilized and our Governor told Nestle to go packing.

Are you aware that plastic bottles have a seal on the bottom with the letter PET? Plastic materials are made in petrochemical facilities. Crude liquid oil is a major contributor.

Corpus Christi, Texas was highlighted in the film as a community suffering from the effects of the petrochemical industry and the cancer causing compounds which this industry produces. People suffering from headaches, pain, cancer and then death. The groundwater, air, and soil are all contaminated by the petrochemicals.

Consider if you buy bottled water that comes in a plastic bottle that you are contributing to other peoples' pain, not to mention the millions of plastic bottles that are killing marine life in the oceans of our planet. In 2008 there was more plastic than plankton found in the oceans. Scientists say that if we eliminate the scourge of bottled water, this will eliminate one of the biggest threats to our environment and health.

And there's BPA – a toxin which leaches out of plastic bottles. Clinical tests have shown that in mice when exposed to BPA that every part of the male reproductive organs were damaged. Medical doctors say that BPA affects obesity, breast cancer, the brain, the liver, low spearm count. This is a $7 Billion dollar a year industry trying to convince the public that this chemical is safe. Are you willing to bet your health and your life on drinking water from plastic bottles?

The FDA was investigated by the Senate relating to BPA for failure to notify the public of the dangers of BPA and for following the testing done only by the Petrochemical companies when there are thousands of peer reviewed studies speaking on the harmful effects of BPA. The FDA's response – "we don't ask for Peer Reviewed Studies".

Bottom line: Our water needs to be clean as does our air and our food. People it's time to take back what is rightfully yours/ours. And people all over the country are doing just this – mobilizing against big corporations, big money and fancy lawyers.

Take the time and watch this documentary. It will OPEN your eyes and your heart to protect your health and the health of our planet.

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