Do You Know the Risks from Drinking Water from a Plastic Bottle?

By , 19 October 2009

Do You Know the Risks from Drinking Water from a Plastic Bottle?
Do You Know the Risks from Drinking Water from a Plastic Bottle?

A wealth of medical research has revealed that a chemical to make hard, clear plastic called bisphenol A (BPA), such as those found in baby bottles, food storage containers, plastic drink bottles and the linings of soft drink cans has reached epidemic proportions.

Do You Know the Risks from Drinking Water from a Plastic Bottle?

Over 6 billions tons of BPA each year is used to make plastics.  When the plastic is heated the chemical bonds the BPS forms to unravel, contaminating the water or food it is held in.

About BPA -  Bisphenol A is extremely widespread among many household plastics such as baby bottles and food storage containers.  BPA is a chemical used in the manufacture of plastics and epoxy resins and is a known carcinogen that has been linked to brain synapse, reproductive and developmental impairments.  Furthermore, repeated use of common disposable bottles (PET) can cause the plastic to break down and carcinogens to leach into your drinking water.  Try leaving a full plastic bottles (re used) and a full Cheeki bottle overnight and next morning take a sip from each - the difference in taste is incredible.  Cheeki Lids are made from BPA free non leaching polypropylene.

Environmental Concerns - Unless disposable bottles are incinerated, they will be around in landfills, oceans and parks for hundred of years.  Most of us nowadays like to think that we are environmentally conscious, yet take a look at how many people are buying, carrying around and throwing out plastic bottles on a daily basis.  Its mind boggling!! (not to mention the health risk, the taste or the expense).  Millions of plastic bottles are thrown out - its really one of modern lifes most ludicrous "development" (not to mention the energy consumed in transportation and refrigeration.).

Economy -  you only need to refill your Cheeki bottle approximately five time as compared to purchasing five bottled waters to 'break even'.  We can then hope you refill your Cheeki bottle five hundred times - for free!! (thats a saving of about $1700!).

Fun -  a cheeky range of Cheeki bottles that will quickly grow.  Throw them in your bag, travel with them in your car, and stay hydrated.  Sports Lids are a great accessory.

Dishwasher Safe - but best not to put the lids in the dishwasher, the rubber washer doesn't like it!

Cheeki Stainless Steel Drink Bottles

 

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Do You Know the Risks from Drinking Water from a Plastic Bottle?