The Dangers of Reusing Plastic Water Bottles
“Many people are unaware of poisoning caused by re-using plastic bottles. Some of you may be in the habit of using and reusing your disposable mineral water bottle (eg Evian, Aqua, Ice Mountain, Vita, etc) keeping them in your car or at work.
Not a good idea! In a nutshell, the plastic (called polyethylene terephtalate or
PET) used in these bottles contains a potentially carcinogenic element (something called ciethylhydroxylamine or DHEA) The bottles are safe for one time use only! If you must keep them longer, it should be no more than a few days, a week max, and keep them away from heat as well! Repeated washing and rinsing can cause the plastic to break down and carcinogens (cancer-causing chemical agents) can leach into the water YOU are drinking!
Better to invest in water bottles that are really meant for multiple uses. This is not something we should be scrimping on. Those of you with family- do please advise them, especially children. Graham Bauer Workplace Health and Safety Officer
Department Natural Resources and Mines Australia Magazine Reference: Health & Healing Vol 23 No 3. January- March 2004 Page 6
Presented for your information by:- The Original Polycarb Pop-Top Drinking Bottle… drink to your health.
- Toni McMahon