Scholarly Discourse Part 1

Posted: February 7, 2012 in EduBlogging, ePortfolio, HONORS PLE

Better than tap? How bad is using bottled water on the environment?

February 7, 2012

For this weeks assignment I chose a argumentative essay that I wrote a couple terms back in my writing class.  This essay was about bottle water, and what effects that the massive growth in worldwide bottled water consumption has on the planet, as well as whether or not bottled water is better for our consumption than tap water is.  Once I began researching this topic it became very interesting to me and I learned a lot about the bottled water industry and lets just say I try to avoid buying bottled water these days.

Here is a link to the page with my argumentative essay.

Here is a link to a scholarly journal article about contaminants seeping out of the plastic bottles into the water.

Food Additives and Contaminates Vol. 23 Issue 2, Feb. 2006Multiple authors.  The name of  the article is “Migration of formaldehyde and acetaldehyde into mineral water from polyethylene teraphthalate (PET) bottles.”

Here is a link to another academic journal article about heavy metals in bottled water.

Journal of  Environmental Health Vol. 73 Issue 10, June 2011. The authors are Michael J. Sullivan and Shannon LeavyThe title of the article is “Heavy Metals in Bottled Natural Spring Water.”

Here is a link to a scholarly blog with a similar topic to my essay.

This blog is Greg Laden’s Blog, Culture as Science-Science as Culture. Blog title is, “The Water Wars an’ Woes: Bottled vs. Tap?”

I found researching this subject again fairly easy since I had recently done so and I knew where to find the information.  I just used Academic Search Premiere to find the article through the LCC library website.  To find the blog I used the link out of the assignment which was very helpful.

  1. Nice job finding relevant sources. I’m glad you’re feeling comfortable researching the subject, and thanks for letting us know which database you explored- let’s kick it up a notch, then. Though you found an article from the library’s database, it is not a scholarly article. I’d suggest reviewing the “Popular and Scholarly Articles” tutorial on the Scholarly Discourse Pt. 1 page for some clarity.

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