plastic water bottle is not good for health

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  1. abmish384

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    hello friends,
    Do you have any information about plastic water bottle which is cause of health problems. I read a rumor that the nalogen water bottle can be cause of cancer due to chemicals in them. I searched this topic in google and I found something on this topic.
    I am using plastic bottle because I'm not a health nut, but I would still like be aware.
    Does anyone can say about this problem?
    thank you
    AB MISH
     
  2. Fergal

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    I've never heard this rumour. Did it refer to all plastic bottles or to one type in particular?

    Moving thread from ads section to Personal Success & Effectiveness forum.
     
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    Not all plastic water bottles are harmful. There are some water bottles which are not registered or public made. Those type of bottles can be harmful. It's good to be aware.
     
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    There have been studies in the States into a chemical called bisphenol A which is present in plastic bottles and could pose a risk to young children. I dont think there is any conclusive proof though
     
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    I heard about this too. This is why you should immediately dispose of a plastic mineral water bottle instead of keeping it in the fridge and reusing it.
     
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    Would you by any chance have a link to a website with further details on that? I regularly reuse plastic mineral water bottles and your warning concerns me.
     
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    Er.. from what I know is, if you're using a plastic bottle as your drinking bottle, don't use it
    for a long time. Change it like, once a month.

    And make sure you don't drink those water in the bottle if it is exposed to direct sunlight.
    This is very common because many people will put their water bottle inside their car and just
    park their car under the sunlight. Don't do it.
     
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    Oooooooops.
     
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    You learn something new everyday. I'll be much more careful with my bottled water in future.
     
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    Some plastic bottles are made in toxic materials but not all. There are also safe plastic bottles.
     
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    Do you know how to differentiate one from the other?
     
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    Nalgene bottles are better off avoided entirely. You can read some details about BPA's here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/opinion/editorials/story/1037410.html

    I used to use one until I found out about BPA's. I seem to recall back in 2004/05 there was a mass recall on Nalgene products. I switched to stainless steel and have used it ever since as it is guaranteed safe.

    *as someone already mentioned, never leave your bottled water in the sun and then drink it. This logic applies to any tupperware type plastic storage containers you use at home also - wash them by hand, never in the dishwasher as the high heat releases BPA's and basically 'infects' everything else in the dishwasher (ie: your glasses, plates, utensils, etc).
     
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    Thanks for that tmijs789. It seems that you can never be too careful. There are so many concerns and warnings about so many different chemicals and food ingredients / additives, that it sometimes makes me feel that it is not worth worrying about at all and the best approach would be to do everything in moderation.
     
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    There's too much false science. Everything has small risks associated with it. Plastic is a very stable polymer so I think it is very unlikely that you will get poisoned by your coke bottle
     
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    Some is safe. For example, PVC is harmful, but PE is safe.
     
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    Yea, so don't put your water bottle in your car or under direct sunlight.
    Thanks for verifying that tmijs789.
     
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    Actually friends if the water is keep inside the water bottle for more than 3 to 4 hours . The Bacteria are born inside the bottle . That injure our health. Always keep inside the water bottle clean by using hot water, dettol, antibacterial powder or lotion .
     
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    I think some bottles would put them on their labels. Or you can search the manufacturer of the bottles online.
     
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    Have you try looking at the bottom of the bottle. From what I heard when it is number 1 or 2 it is safe but if it is higher it is dangerous. I suggest not to reuse the plastic bottle often. :D
     

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