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Most people don’t pay attention to this. But when buying bottled water, consumers are advised to check the bottom of the bottle. There are critical information about what you are going to take into your body.
Most of the water bottles are plastic. Do you know that there are different types of plastics. And some of them might release harmful chemicals into your water, especially when exposed to heat.
Next time before you buy bottled water, check the bottle to see what kind of plastic is being used for the bottle. Here is a list of different types of plastic for water bottles and their corresponding potential health risks.
PET or PETE – stands for single-use bottles. These bottles can possibly release heavy metals and chemicals that affect the hormonal balance.
HDP or HDPE – plastic that practically releases no chemicals. Experts recommend choosing these bottles, when buying bottled water, because it is probably the healthiest water you can find on the market.
PVC or 3V – releases 2 toxic chemicals that affect the hormones in your body.
LDPE – this plastic can not be used in the production of bottles, but plastic bags, even though it does not release any chemicals into the water.
PP – another white colored or semi transparent plastic, used as a packing for syrups and yoghurt cups.
PS – releases some carcinogenic substances, and it is commonly used in the production of coffee cups and fast food casings.
PC or non-labeled plastic – the most dangerous plastic in the food production which releases BPA chemicals, and it is often used in the production of sports water bottles and food containers.