Are You Drinking Water from a Plastic Bottle? Do You Know the Risks?
by Ronald Grisanti
Wednesday Aug 16th, 2006 3:32 AM
Each year, over 6 billion tons of BPA are used to make plastics.
bisphenol A (BPA)
Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., M.S.
A wealth of medical research has revealed that a chemical used to make hard, clear plastics called bisphenol A (BPA), such as those found in baby bottles, food-storage containers and the lining of soda cans, has reached epidemic proportions in America.
Each year, over 6 billion tons of BPA are used to make plastics. The problem occurs when the plastic is heated causing the chemical bonds that BPA forms to unravel contaminating the water or food it is held in.
In addition, washing or exposing plastic to acidic foods can cause the BPA to leach out into the food.
Plastic Industry in State of Denial
And while the plastic industry fails to see the need for alarm regarding the health impact of this chemical, researchers with no ties to the industry beg to differ.
Scientist studying BPA have found that BPA imitates the sex hormone estradiol (estrogen). It is well accepted that even small amounts of estrogen can induce profound changes in the body. This has raised a red flag and caused concern amoung the scientific community that even the lowest levels of BPA could have a negative impact on one's health.
There is growing evidence (among mice and rats) that low doses of BPA can cause:
Increased fat formation
Abnormal sexual behavior
Disrupted reproductive cycles
Structural damage to the brain
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...I've gained some weight and also why I've been as horny as a house cat lately. And I keep having dreams of midgets on stick horses like in "Happy Gilmore". I've always had a damaged brain though and I can;t tell if it's MORE damaged (although IF it were damaged, how would I know?) Let's see, I reached puberty late but that was probably before the plastic thing. So I thnk you're right Kim. I've printed out this warning along with all your others and after a cup of coffee, I'm going to decide if I should just end it all now and forgo all the future suffering...
Yes, there is always something to talk about. Now if ONLY people could increase their reading comprehension level, say, better than high school,...now that would be news to rejoice to!
I did know that the plastic bottles that bottled water is in shouldn't be washed and reused. I guess the plastic breaks down over time and could be toxic (probably made of the material you mentioned?)
...that it has a FANCY, catchy name BUT, most if not ALL of this water is right out of the public tap! Same water provided to everyone else! It is just shipped in from a different state! People spend so much $ and don't even know this!
Give me distilled water over the common tap water any day!
Quality peersonal well or spring water is also great!
There's a filtration process that they all use that filters out more of the impurities and aftertastes that common tap water typically has...