Golden Ruler's of Penmai
- Sep 3, 2012
Do you often buy plastic mineral water bottles from the market?? And do you re-use them for carrying water for a long period of time?? Then wait!! You are inviting some serious dangers for your health. For this, we can't blame the companies, they have to sell water, not the bottles. So, its our duty to be fully aware of the products we use, and more than that, the ones we re-use. As bit of negligence can pose a life-threatening alert on your well-being. Here is the detailed study on this issue :
[h=4]How Plastic Mineral Water Bottle Affects your Health?[/h]The plastic used in these bottles is called PET (polyethylene terephthalate). It contains a carcinogenic element known asDEHA (diethylhydroxylamine). So, if you use these bottles by repeatedly washing them for many days, then this element leaks in the water. It puts you to the risk of a Cancerous disease. This problem has happened to a 12-year old girl, in Dubai. She used a fancy SAFA mineral water bottle to her school for around 16 months and ended-up suffering from this severe disorder.
You can avoid this trouble by checking a number, in the triangle sign, on the bottom part of these bottles. If this figure is more than or equal to 5, then its safe for use. But if its less than 5 then it can release DEHA chemical. Remember, its not the water that causes danger, rather its the chemical which is the real culprit.
So, if you want to use a bottle for a longer span then buy the ones which are made for this purpose only. And avoid using mineral water bottles for this motive at all as precaution is always better than cure.