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Which plastic water bottles don't leach chemicals?

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Asked by anantharaman, 24 Nov '09 09:14 pm
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There is no substance in this world that is man-made, organic and made up of complex molecules that does not leach some chemical or the other over a period of time. The matter is whether these leached chemicals are leached in the right quantities and in the short time that the humans use them PLUS, if these leach chemicals AFTER their use in the discarded form through to the next generations causing problems in the environment.
NO bottle is innocent of that, on the contrary, they are ALL GUILTY as charged.
Dont forget that in the blood and kidneys of EVERY western European or US citizen, there is some amount of the chemical that Dupont has used from time to time from non-stick pans to disposable plastic of every kind. It can be read about just at any site on the net that deals with it.
Answered by Satish Kamath, 24 Nov '09 11:40 pm

 
  
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Food grade plastic bottles. But should not be used very often .
Answered by Deepak Joshi, 24 Nov '09 10:53 pm

 
  
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Answered by Anand Agarwal, 24 Nov '09 09:18 pm

 
  
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All plastic water bottles leach, some are better than others though. To be certain that you are choosing a bottle that leaches less, check the recycling symbol on the bottom of your bottle. If it is a #2 HDPE (high density polyethylene), or a #4 LDPE (low density polyethylene), or a #5 PP (polypropylene) it will leach less and is less toxic.

If your bottle has a #1 PETE (polyethylene terephthalate), #3 V (v-vinyl/polyvinyl), #6 PS (polystyrene), or #7 PC (polycarbonate) it will leach more chemicals and thus be more harmful to you.

Okay let me simplify it for you. If you must use plastic (which we all do sometimes) choose from the less leaching plastics:

Less Leaching Plastic: #2, 4, & 5

More Leaching Plastic: #1, 3, 6, & 7

The type of plastic bottle in which water is usually sold at stores is a #1, and is only recommended for one time use. Do not refill it. They recommend this because the older the #1 bottle, the more it leaches chemicals. Better to use a reusabl ...more
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 25 Nov '09 07:51 pm

 
  
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Are Plastic Water Bottles Safe?
Originally posted on January 30, 2008

* baby
* BPA
* chemicals
* glass
* plastic
* safe
* toxic ...more
Answered by radhikamruta, 25 Nov '09 04:57 pm

 
  
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Food grade plastic bottles
Answered by prashant prashar, 25 Nov '09 10:23 am

 
  
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