Dangers of Drinking from Plastic Water Bottles

March 21, 2016

NEWS FLASH: Drinking from plastic bottles can lead to cancer or other serious health problems!

You may have heard about this but just thought it was a myth. Well research shows there ARE true dangers from from ingesting the chemicals from certain plastic bottles. Most plastic containers are labeled on the bottom with a number from 1 to 7. With that said; bottles labeled 1, 2, 4 & 5 are considered safe to use. However, bottles labeled 3, 6 & 7 are highly toxic producing chemicals Polyvinyl chloride, Polystyrene and Bisphenol that cause all sorts of health issues. Heck, I can’t even pronounce these let a lone want them in my body! I have a few suggestions to help you avoid these “good health thieves”:

  • Stay away from bottles numbered 3, 6 & 7
  • Try to use aluminum or glass containers instead of plastic
  • Limit the amount of time water is left in plastic containers before drinking
  • Keep plastic bottles out of the sun or sitting in a hot vehicle
  • Try NOT to crinkle the bottles releasing these chemicals into the fluid
  • Avoid incinerating the plastic bottles as it will discharge the chemicals in to the air

Sounds simple doesn’t it? Well then get out there and put it in to action! If you would like more great health and fitness tips and information, visit www.totalufitness.com. Live in health…live disease free