Take Care with Bottled Water - Especially keeping bottles with you
in the Car or out in the weather on Hot Days
HOW HEALTHY IS THIS? NOT VERY!
SOME bottles are safer than others, but I don't place much trust in plastic because of it's synthetic properties. Please aim for good quality bottles that are PBA FREE!
A (BPA) is a synthetic chemical that interferes with the body’s
natural hormonal messaging system. It is noted for causing breast cancer in women and 'boobs' with men.
It is often found in those ubiquitous clear Nalgene water bottles hanging from hiker’s backpacks.
Plastic Bottles Can Leach Toxic Chemicals
same studies found that repeated re-use of such bottles—which get
dinged up through normal wear and tear and while being
washed—increases the chance that chemicals will leak out in a short time with use.
The Environment California Research Center has reviewed
130 studies on the topic, finding BPA to be linked to breast and uterine
cancer, an increased risk of miscarriage, and decreased testosterone
levels. There is some belief that this chemical could raise the risk of weight gain, diabetes and heart
breast development in boys (like we see so often see these days). So make sure that the bottles you buy are declared to be PBA FREE.
If you're concerned about BPA exposure, avoid hard plastic products, which almost always contain the chemical. For more assurance the plastic doesn't contain BPA, look at the recycling symbol on the bottom. If it has a #3 or 6 mark, the bottle contains BPA. Bottles marked with a #7 may or may not contain BPA. (#7 is a "catch all" that includes products mixing non-BPA plastics together.) Plastics with other recycling numbers are BPA free
and are consideredsafe to drink from.
IT IS BEST TO GO FOR STAINLESS STEEL AND GLASS BOTTLES
AND REMEMBER TO
PRACTICE GOOD HYGIENE WITH THEM.
I do not
put aluminium bottles in the same class as stainless steel. Aluminium
is noted for health hazards too such as alzheimers and dementia. In
other words, it is toxic to your brain. There is also a high cancer
risk. So do be careful where you get your
DID YOU KNOW THAT MOST SIPPER CUPS USED BY TODDLERS CONTAIN PBA?
TAKE REALLY GOOD CARE WHEN IT COMES TO SIPPER CUPS AND BABY BOTTLES.
Are the Dangers of Refilling Plastic Water Bottles?
by Joshua Duvauchelle
use of bottled water has sky-rocketed in recent years with almost 30
billion bottles sold between 2002 and 2005, according to the
Container Recycling Institute. In an effort to save money and help
conserve resources, you may be tempted to reuse your plastic water
bottle. Don't do it unless you're willing to take certain risks
related to the reuse and
refilling of the bottles.
Plastic water bottles are often hard to clean, reports the University of
Nebraska. This can make them prime areas for bacterial growth. The
University of California states that bacteria will often "thrive"
in the bottles. Also, microbiologists say water bottles can transmit
dangerous diseases like the norovirus.
bottles may leak chemicals into the water when reused, especially if
cleaned in a high-heat environment like your dishwasher. Most plastic
water bottles are marked with a "1" signifying they're made
from polyethylene terephthalate, which Harvard University says may
contain antimony, a chemical that may cause cancer. More rigid
bottles, like the type which contain water or fruit juice, are marked
with a "3", which signifies they're made from
chloride. Such bottles contain phthalates, which may be linked to
reproductive health problems.
This is not an easy topic to cover.