Bottled Water Smells Bad (5 Possible Reasons Explained)

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Noticed a strange smell in your bottled water? There are several possible causes – some normal, and some more concerning.

In this story, we’ve discussed the 5 most likely causes of bad-smelling bottled water.

We’ve also shared the factors affecting bottled water smell, whether or not smelly water is dangerous, and what to do about bad-smelling bottled water.

MILDEW SMELL: POOR CLEANING OR STORAGE

A moldy or mildew smell from your water bottle is likely down to poor cleaning or storage.

PLASTIC SMELL: PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES

Plastic bottles leach harmful chemicals like BPA into the water, giving it a weird taste and a plastic-y smell.

CHLORINE SMELL: DISINFECTION WITH CHEMICALS

A chlorine odor in your bottled water is usually caused by chemical disinfection during the water treatment process.

You might get a whiff of chlorine when you open the bottle because a small amount of chlorine has dissipated into the bottle air.

Chlorine is safe in water and reduces the risk of contamination from microorganisms, but it has a smell and taste that most people find unpleasant.

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