Does Your Plastic Bottle Contain Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals?


by Edwin Broni-Mensah June 24, 2014

You have probably heard us explain about how BPA-free non-plastic bottles are the best way to stay hydrated. You have heard us scream about the superiority of stainless steel materials over plastics (even BPA-free ones). Well, now you know what all the fuss is about. A study has just been published in the Environmental Health Journal, claiming that BPA-free plastic water bottles could still leach contaminants into your liquids.

As reported by Mother Jones, the study uses UV exposure tests to find estrogen-mimicking chemicals in products such as Camelbak water bottles, blue Nalgene and AVENT baby bottles. In some products, researchers observed chemical contamination occurring under normal use conditions, not just after exposure to UV light or heat from a microwave or dishwasher.

Not only do estrogen-mimicking contaminants upset the hormonal balance of the body, some of the leeched substances are also carcinogenic, that is, a substance directly linked to the causes of cancer.

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*Tested using BG-1 cells; Read about the methodology.

Source: George D. Bittner, et al, Environmental Health; Chart by Jaeah Lee

Although BPA-free plastic has proved a step up from single-use plastic products, it has become increasingly obvious that non-plastic alternatives such as stainless steel & glass are the best way to stay hydrated and to store food in a healthy way.

The GiveMeTap bottle is made out of high quality stainless steel, removing the dangers of these leeching chemicals. In a world full of so many external dangers, it is brilliant to know that we can take simple steps in order live a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. Let’s take control! Find out more about the benefits of the GiveMeTap bottle at www.givemetap.co.uk




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