Things to check when you buy water in a plastic bottle, Not all plastics are equally dangerous... What do you know about how to buy water in bottles? Most likely, you've heard the advice to look at the fact that her bottom was fine. But this is not enough to protect your health.Plastic bottles always contain on the label the record about what type of plastic they are made. And this information is very important. In the end, any plastic selects in the contents of the bottle chemicals of varying severity. Here take a look, for example.
Every bottle contains one of these symbols. But what does it all mean.
1. PET or PETE
's Pets, or disposable bottles. They can release into the liquid of heavy metals and substances that affect the hormonal balance.
PET is the most commonly used type in the world of plastic. It is important to remember that it is intended for single use only. If you in a bottle pour your water, then get ready for what your body can get some alkaline elements and too great a number of bacteria who just love Pets.2. HDP or HDPE
Is a very good plastic that does not emit almost any harmful substances. Experts recommend, if possible, buy water in such bottles. And safe and beneficial for the environment: almost all of this plastic is recycled.
This is a tough type of plastic which is often used for the storage of milk, toys, detergents and in the manufacture of a certain number of plastic bags.3. PVC or V
Stuff made of this material emit at least two hazardous chemical. Both have a negative impact on your hormonal balance.
It is soft, flexible plastic that is commonly used for storage of vegetable oil and toys. It make blister packaging for myriad consumer products. It is also used for covering computer cables. Used to make plastic pipes and parts for plumbing. PVC is relatively immune to direct sunlight and weather, so it often still doing the window frames and garden hoses. Nevertheless, experts recommend to refrain from buying it, if you can find an alternative.4. LDPE
This plastic is used in the manufacture of bottles and in the manufacture of plastic bags. It does not emit chemicals into the water which keeps.
But secure it only with a container for water. Packages in the grocery store from it is better not to buy: you can eat not only what they bought, but also some very, very dangerous for your heart chemicals.5. PP
This plastic is white or translucent colors. Used as a packing for syrups and yoghurt.
Polypropylene is valued for its thermostability. When it's heated, does not melt. Relatively safe.6. PS
is Often used in the production of coffee cups and containers for fast food. When heated, however, emit dangerous chemicals.
Polystyrene is an inexpensive, lightweight and sufficiently durable form of plastic, which, however, is not good for storing hot food and drinks.7. PC or plastic without special characters
Is the most dangerous type of plastic. Used in the manufacture of water bottles and food containers.
Store in containers made of polycarbonate food or water, you should not: it allocates a bisphenol a — known substance, which destroys your endocrine system. Suppresses the production of the hormone called estrogen.
And another thing. Before you buy anything in ANY plastic package, think twice. Still, glass is much safer.published
Author: Konstantin Shiyan
P. S. And remember, only by changing their consumption — together we change the world! ©