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    Reusing Empty Water Bottles: not healthy?

    Ive heard that refilling bottles that you originally buy as "bottled water", are not healthy to refill with water or any other drink for that matter because it breaks down the plastic and when you drink from it, the plastic goes into your system.

    Is this true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ST240
    Ive heard that refilling bottles that you originally buy as "bottled water", are not healthy to refill with water or any other drink for that matter because it breaks down the plastic and when you drink from it, the plastic goes into your system.

    Is this true?
    I think they have to be #3 to be reusable........water bottles are #1. The number should be on the bottom of the container.
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    Do you know how long plastic takes to bio degrade? The only reason you cant or rather shouldnt keep drinking from them is because of the sanitary issue. Plastic disolving is bullshit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PreMier
    Do you know how long plastic takes to bio degrade? The only reason you cant or rather shouldnt keep drinking from them is because of the sanitary issue. Plastic disolving is bullshit.
    hmmm ive never had an issue with sanitation before... i guess what you dont know doesnt hurt you

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    Would you use a glass for several days before washing it? There would be all kinds of shit around the rim, same goes for water bottles. And they arent dish washer safe, because they are cheap so..
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    Quote Originally Posted by ST240
    Ive heard that refilling bottles that you originally buy as "bottled water"....

    Is this true?
    1. May or may not be related to your question:

    A friend of mine's dad was a chemist. He said when you make juice and put it in the fridge, you should use a glass pitcher instead of plastic, because elements of the plastic, or it's components, get into to juice somehow (over a long period of use I think).

    2. I did read an article stating that if you re-use the same plastic bottle that bacteria can accumulate in it.

    I think it's also a good idea to let all of the little water droplets dry inside the bottle before re-filling it again with water.
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    It sounds he was talking about things like xenoestrogens and phenols.

    It is suggested that these chemicals found in plastic wrap and bottles) leach into foods/water etc (esp. when heated) and how these chemicals are linked to a number of illnesses (cancer, headache, ADHD, obesity etc).

    There is some evidence to suggest that these chemicals CAN cause illness - but I do not know if they, as of yet, have proof that you can be affected by normal water bottles and containers... I think a great deal of it has to do with high dose of chemical exposure (eg: like when making the products) and when they are super-heated so they 'vapourise' or melt....

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    well I rinse the bottle I use (Poland spring 1.5L bottles) after every use. If you are refering to re-filling the bottles without rinsing then thats just plain nasty .lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by PreMier
    Would you use a glass for several days before washing it?
    Uhm, the glass im drinking out of right now has been used for the past week without washing...as did the other glass this one replaced, and so on. I dont find it a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psch91
    Uhm, the glass im drinking out of right now has been used for the past week without washing...as did the other glass this one replaced, and so on. I dont find it a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PreMier
    Do you know how long plastic takes to bio degrade? The only reason you cant or rather shouldnt keep drinking from them is because of the sanitary issue. Plastic disolving is bullshit.
    This has nothing to do with biodegrading, but instead chemicals leaching from the plastic into the water. Biodegrading is a completely different thing.

    When bottled water plastics are not handled properly, potentially carcinogenic compounds may leach out of the bottle plastic into the drinking water.
    According to the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) however, all the plastics listed above are in containers intended for one- time use only, in a cool, room environment.
    The reuse of these containers is done at the consumer's own risk. Over time, these plastics may lose integrity due to heat, ultraviolet light, and manual squeezing pressure on the outside of the bottle. Cracks or leaks can develop in the plastic surface. These defects may leach harmful chemicals into the bottled water.
    The bottom line is that leaching can occur, even if there is no scientific link between conditions and reusing a water bottle. Also the bacteria is an issue, even with cleaning. Not too long ago a girl died from constantly reusing the same water bottle.

    JUST BUY A REUSABLE SPORTS WATER BOTTLE THAT WAS MEANT FOR CONSTANT REUSE, you cheap fuckers

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    How long do water bottles stay on shelves? You could go to a store, buy a bottled water, and it has been sitting there for a month or 2. You would figure the same kind of leaching could occur in that scenario as reusing the same water bottle. I would imagine as long as they are stored in a refrigerator or cool dark place they are fine, save for the bacteria issue from not washing them.
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    It's all a conspiracy to have us buy MORE bottled water.

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    Just reuse the water bottles. That sounds like a crock of shit to me.





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    i only reuse my water bottles for a day or two. This man at work reuses his bottle for . . . weeks now and the inside looks slimeyyyyyyyy. He must be blind? I can see the bacteria/slime why can't he??

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