Water is just water, right?
Wherever it is found, a water molecule is just one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms that are connected by covalent bonds. Water runs through rivers, fills our oceans, collects in lakes, and pours out of our taps with a simple turn of the faucet.
Water is everywhere and, for that reason, we don’t give it much of a second thought. We drink it when we’re thirsty and bathe in it when we’re dirty. Since water plays such a vital role in life, we should probably give it more attention than we do.
So many of us though, especially in the United States, simply think of water as the free stuff we drink in restaurants before our soda arrives.
This is why it might sound funny to so many Americans to say that the kind of water we drink can have a profound effect on our lives.
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