FLINT (USA) – About a couple of years ago in Michigan, the city of Flint decided to source water from a river just outside the town centre. The water was not treated and purified adequately and since then, as CNN has explained, residents have been reporting the bad smell and murky colour of the water. After 19 months, researchers have found high concentrations of lead in the water supply. And following examinations carried out on adults and children, levels of lead in children’s blood have been found to have doubled if not tripled. In order to cope with the public health emergency, which has been announced by the local government, some large companies present in the area have decided to donate 6.5 million bottles of water to school children.
In a joint statement, as reported by the Washington Post, Walmart, Nestlé Waters North America, Coca-Cola, and PepsiCo have announced their intention to protect the health and provide for the daily needs of over 10,000 children. To do this they will send 175 trucks of water to Flint, which will transport millions of bottles of water. Bilal Tawwab, Flint Community Schools Superintendent stated, “We are grateful to these companies for their generous support. Pupils in the area will finally have healthy water and, above all, will be able to concentrate on their school activities.” Nestlé Waters North America will contribute with 190 thousand bottles of water for the community of Flint.
Bottled water is a synonym of health
A guarantee of hygiene and quality. Authoritative institutions such as the Ministry of Health have defined the consumption of bottled water as a guarantee of hygiene and quality, especially when tap water is not safe. In Italy, for that matter, bottled water is the only foodstuff subject to ministerial certification, as well as a variety of checks carried out by bottling companies. Ultimately, taking up this habit is recommended if you want to be guaranteed a product that is healthy and good for the well-being of the body.
by editorial staff