Sometimes it seems that one day, there is no other arti […]
Sometimes it seems that one day, there is no other article on the Internet announcing not to drink plastic water bottles.
Use the following three reasons to continue to fill your heart with plastic bottles.
1. Small Plastic Juice Bottles do not contain BPA
The most common reason for recommending avoiding plastic water bottles is that they contain bisphenol A (BPA). These articles usually show a picture of a plastic water bottle.
If you are concerned about BPA and the water that actually contains BPA, that may be the reason to avoid using plastic water bottles. However, they have not, and have never done so. Basically all plastic water (and soda) bottles are made of plastic called PET. The full name is polyethylene terephthalate, which is probably why everyone calls it PET.
PET is not made of BPA and does not contain any BPA. Therefore, it does not contain similar chemicals, such as bisphenol S (BPS), which is often cited as a reason not to drink from plastic bottles.
If you want to be sure, please look for the "resin identification code" at the bottom of the bottle. The code is usually triangular with the number 1 inside. The number 1 stands for PET, and it is usually spelled below the triangle.
2. BPA is in safe contact with food and beverages
The most common use of BPA is to make polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. Both materials are widely used in products that help improve our lives every day.
We know from extensive scientific research and government review that it is safe to come into contact with trace amounts of BPA. On its website, the FDA raised and succinctly answered key questions about the safety of BPA.
BPA is safe
Although the FDA's view on the safety of BPA may be the most direct and direct view, many government agencies around the world hold the same view. No matter where you are, you can be assured of protection from BPA.
3. Plastics used in food and beverage products can be used safely
All plastics used in products that come into contact with food or beverages are regulated by the FDA to ensure that they are safe for use as intended. These include food storage containers and food packaging, as well as the PET plastic used in water bottles.
FDA regulations are strictly based on safety considerations, and products that come into contact with food are prohibited from using plastics that do not meet FDA safety requirements. Similar regulatory systems exist in all major countries in the world.
So you have it. You can safely drink from a plastic water bottle, but you should also be aware of other points.
Although plastic water bottles do not contain BPA, they may contain potentially harmful bacteria after use. Plastic kettles can be reused, but make sure to clean the kettle with soap and hot water after use, just like cleaning cups and tableware after meals.
And, when you run out of bottles, don't forget to throw them in the recycling bin-with plastic caps. PET bottles are almost universally collected for recycling. If you remember to recycle, the bottle has another life.
FDA clearly reaffirms that BPA is safe
FDA Deputy Commissioner for Food and Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Stephen Ostroff, said: "Our preliminary review supports our decision that the currently approved BPA use is still safe for consumers."