Modern life has brought numerous dangers, as everything around us is polluted and may potentially threaten our wellbeing. When it comes to our health, it is significantly affected by the food and drinks we consume.
Water is of critical importance, so we are all advised to drink at least two liters of filtered water during the day. Moreover, we are advised to avoid greasy, sugary and salty foods, and focus more on natural and organic fruits and vegetables.
However, most of you are not aware of the consequences of the use of plastic containers. Namely, the companies that produce our foods and beverages are more concerned about their financial profit, than the production of healthy and safe products for customers.
Therefore, it is of high importance to learn the meaning of the writings on the bottom of plastic bottles, as they indicate how dangerous they can be.
Plastic bottles are constantly around us, we buy water bottles when we go to work when we go on a walk, we buy some for our children in school, we get several when we go on a trip. However, these bottles are harmful to our health, and it is indicated by the triangle found on every bottle’s bottom.
Here is a list of the compounds of plastic bottles, as well as their properties:
HDP( sometimes HDPE)
This plastic is a better option, as it is not likely to release chemicals into the water and it is usually used for making the plastic containers of certain food products.
This plastic is also safe, and it is usually white or transparent, and it can be found in the containers of syrups and yogurt.
PET( often PETE)
This one releases cancer-causing mixes, as well as substantial metals antimony and EPA synthetic substance. Furthermore, this substance also intervenes with the hormone capacity.
It releases two dangerous elements, whose combination affects the hormonal capacity. It is the most commonly used plastic in the production of bottles.
This kind of plastic discharges STYRENE inside the water, which is a dangerous cancer-causing substance. It is often used for a single- use coffee glasses and fast-food containers.
PC (or no label)
It discharges the concoction BPA and it is undoubtedly the most dangerous one. It is commonly used in the production of sports bottles, nourishment stockpiling, as well as baby food containers.
Therefore, only the first two types of plastic are not dangerous to your health, as they do not release harmful chemicals into the water, HDPE and PP.
On the other hand, the use of the others can seriously endanger your health, so in order to prevent these consequences, it is advisable to use only glass water bottles.