India is one of the most populous countries in the world, with over more than 1 billion citizens. While the scale of need in India is immense, the global water and sanitation crisis in the nation has been worrisome for long.
Currently, millions in the nation are sailing through the COVID-19 pandemic with the added challenge of living without safe access to pure & safe drinking water. A considerable chunk of Indian population depends on packaged drinking water to fulfill their water needs.
India is a developing nation and a large number of its youth migrate to Tier 1 & 2 cities for better career opportunities. While finding a home to stay comfortably in is on everyone’s priority list, getting access to pure & safe drinking water is also on everyone’s mind. That’s why packaged drinking water manufacturers, such as Aquafina, Bisleri, Kinley and many others offer 20 liter jars to meet the need of millions.
While bottled water demand and supply has seen a sharp rise in the previous years, there has been a debate around the viability and quality of water often offered in plastic jars. The internationally-recognized water brands follow stringent government rules while adhering to plastic recycling. However the question remains how safe is the water stored in these plastic jars.
The answer is simple. Till the time, these plastic jars aren’t exposed to heat beyond a certain temperature, the packaged drinking water stored in them is perfectly safe to consume. So, before you reach out for a plastic water bottle to keep hydrated, you might think twice about whether it too has been wilting under a hot sun.
There have been multiple studies on the subject and most of them point towards the fact- with rising temperatures, the plastic starts dissolving in your water. As temperature and time increase, the chemical bonds in the plastic increasingly break down and chemicals are more likely to leach.
FDA says that amount of chemicals breaking down from plastic in these water jars is too miniscule to cause any health problems, it is the long-terms affects that scientists are worried about. A study conducted by the Arizona State University in 2008 throws light on how heat speeds up the release of antimony in PET bottles.
With this write up, it’s our aim to educate the public about the harms of branded water stroed in plastic bottles left out in open. So, if you are one of those who prefer ordering water for drinking purposes, make sure that your vendor has the infra to store and deliver these bottles under regulated temperatures. OwO is your savior when it comes to pure & safe water delivery. We maintain highest safety standards along with temperaure-controlled warehouses and delivery vehicles to ensure that your water is safe from any impurities.