Can Water Go Bad?


When water is exposed to air, the hydrogen and oxygen atoms in the molecules link with each other to form a gas called water vapor. A chemical reaction between this water vapor and any organic material in the container will cause decomposition of that material – including viruses, bacteria, or natural preservatives such as vitamin C or potassium sorbate. These byproducts then contaminate the drinking water. This results in either a bad taste or odor being detected when you drink from your bottle, canister, fridge dispenser-screen spring etc., which becomes more noticeable over time.

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