Alarming! Your Plastic Bottle Can Kill You, Find Out How!

Depending on where you live and work, you're likely to be exposed to many plastic products every day. Food and beverage containers, some disposable plates, and toiletry bottles are all plastic and all are made from chemicals.

Plastic water bottles are the most commonly used plastic products, in fact, every five minutes, two millions plastic bottles are being bought around the globe.
Here, we're going to place our plastic water bottle on the hot seat for why it was determined that it's killing people slowly.

Research suggests that most plastic bottles may leach chemicals if they're scratched or heated. It also strongly suggests that at certain exposure levels, some of the chemicals in these products, such as bisphenol A (BPA), may cause cancer in people.

Bottles that were already used three or four times, in the car on a hot sunny day, are very dangerous. The idea is that chemicals in the plastic get released into the bottle's contents when the bottle is reused, and especially if it's heated up.

There are certain bottles that you can use to drink safely and there are those you need to avoid. 
Before using a certain product, it is necessary to look at the bottom of a bottle for a small triangle with a number anywhere from one to seven to determine, 

What is safe to use and what is not.

Number 1 - PET or PETE
These bottles are typically single-use bottles. It’s possible that they emit a heavy metal antimony which interferes with hormonal actions in the body. It can also be carcinogenic.

Number 2 - HDPE or HDP
This one is the “good” plastic because it has less emission or other type of chemicals as the other bottles. It poses the least threat to human health.

Number 4 - LDPE
This plastic is often used to make plastic bags and doesn’t pose a significant health risk for they do not emmit chemicals when used water bottles.

Number 5 - PP
This is the plastic commonly used to package yogurt and syrup for they doesn't pose any health risk. These plastics could be recognize easily because of its white color or sometimes,  transaparency.

Number 6 - PS
PS emits a carcinogen known as Stiren and this type of plastic is commonly used for food packaging and coffee cups.

Number 7 - PC or No Label
This is the worst one for food products because it contains BPA, an endocrine disruptor and often used as sports bottles and food containers. Avoid products with 7 as their numbers for they emit BPA, a very harmful chemical.

So when looking for the least toxic plastic, look for HDPE and PP. 
Avoid packaging labeled PETE, PVC, PS and PC.

(Source: Stethnews)
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