Plastics Hazards and Safe Water Bottles
Please do not drink out of warm plastic bottles, especially with the warm weather here!
Many scientific reports over the past several years are starting to show the potential hazards and danger of toxic chemicals from the plastics we use.
Biphenal-A (BPA) is one such toxin that is still in some plastic bottles and mimics estrogen in the body. BPA and other toxins in plastics are linked to reproductive problems, breast cancer and other cancers, and even behavioral problems. Check the recycle number on your plastics.
The recycle numbers 3, 6, and 7 are being associated with increased toxin risk.
When you cannot drink out of your real glass at home, stainless steel bottles are the best for cold beverages and water. They are guaranteed not to leach any chemicals, are durable, and water tastes great in them. They also have cute bottles for the kids! (Aluminum is not as safe, because aluminum has been associated development of Alzheimer’s.)
If you do drink out of a thin plastic bottle, please only do so once (and then recycle), and never drink from a plastic bottle that is warm.