The three maxims of all good environmentalist are: reduce, recycle and reuse. However, this latest ecological recommendation seems to have some exceptions.
According to Novowaterbottles, in general terms there is no security for health problems to reuse plastic water bottles, “However, there are some interesting nuances that should be clarified”.
Beware Of BPA Additive
According to the specialist, it is shown scientifically that rigid plastic-based polycarbonate containers containing BPA or Bisphenol a. additive can release the content”. In fact, illustrated, a few years ago a study by the Center for the Control and prevention of diseases in the United States found that more than 90% of Americans had traces of that substance in the urine.
Bisphenol A or BPA is a chemical commonly associated with polycarbonate containers and used to manufacture all kinds of thermoplastic mouldable, not only water bottles but also cans of food and beverages, receipts and bank statements, CD, as well as a long list of items that fill our daily lives. In the case of the bottles of water, the amount of BPA released, Troncoso, explains many regulators of health, as the European authority for food security or the administration of the food and Drug Administration (FDA) United States, do not consider it a danger is so minimal. However, “the BPA or Bisphenol A form part of a group of substances that are reevaluated constantly at scientific level to rule out that are potentially harmful”.
There are studies with animals and in very high doses that related it to endocrine problems.It is also shown that if the plastic is subjected to very high temperatures multiplies the liberation of this additive.
What Is The Risk Of Reusing The Bottles Of Water?
The real risk to our health is a microbiological level. On the one hand, the deterioration due to the daily use of the plastic bottle can break physical material, in the form of fissures or cracks. “Their mechanical resistance is intended for single use only”, it reminds us of Troncoso. If this happens–and always tends to go – these loopholes are ideal to host bacteria. On the other hand, unless bottles are washed regularly, the reuse of plastic containers involves a bacterial microorganisms from our own mouths, our hands or contamination by environmental exposure.
If, notwithstanding the foregoing, you insist on your bottle of water reuse, at least follow the following recommendations to minimize risks: before use inspect it well to make sure that it has no breaks and wash with a mild detergent after each use. Remember that many of these vessels were designed, designed and manufactured with the idea that are used only once, and in the best of cases with the possibility of recycling plastic.