Drinking enough water on a daily basis is healthy. But regularly drinking water from a plastic bottle can be harmful. Plastic water bottles contain chemicals that have been linked to so many diseases such as reproductive issues, asthma and dizziness.
Some studies have also found out that plastic water bottle - say inside a hot car releases BPA and other plastic toxins can then make their way into your bloodstream, which can cause a host of problems including various cancers as well as liver and kidney damage.
"BPA stands for bisphenol A. BPA is an industrial chemical that has been used to make certain plastics and resins since the 1960s.
BPA is found in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. Polycarbonate plastics are often used in containers that store food and beverages, such as water bottles. They may also be used in other consumer goods.
Epoxy resins are used to coat the inside of metal products, such as food cans, bottle tops and water supply lines. Some dental sealants and composites also may contain BPA.
Some research has shown that BPA can seep into food or beverages from containers that are made with BPA. Exposure to BPA is a concern because of possible health effects of BPA on the brain and prostate gland of fetuses, infants and children. It can also affect children's behavior. Additional research suggests a possible link between BPA and increased blood pressure."-Google
We are looking at a subject that affects each and every one of us here on planet earth. As humans, we need water to survive, but the question is - how are you drinking your water? Do you drink it straight from the tap? Stainless steel bottles? Or from bottled thin plastic containers? It’s easy enough to grab a plastic bottle from the supermarket, but what you may not realize is how much it’s costing both the planet, our health, and our pocket.
“National Geographic estimates that the world spends over $1.2 billion on bottled water each year, making it up to 2000 times more expensive than drinking out of the tap according to consumer advocacy group, Choice. For some developing countries without a reliable or safe water source, bottled water is seen as a trusted option”
But what about the environmental costs? Fossil fuels are involved throughout the bottling process. The process alone which starts from the extraction of the oil needed to make the plastic, to the manufacturing of the bottles themselves, to transportation costs, or the waste disposal process. These processes consume so much resources!
So what can we do about it? How can we help?
Every plastic bottle must be recycled, same is true with metal, glass, and other things that people put into recycle bins. The plastic bottles must be sorted by the type of plastic they're made from. There are really times that we cannot avoid buying or consuming bottled water due to some reasons. But we need to be responsible with the plastic bottle that we used and put them on the right recycle bins.
Eco Trade Company promotes some reusable, BPA Free-FDA Approved, Eco-friendly, stainless-steel, nontoxic drinking bottles that you can use a lifetime.
Just like this Eco-friendly 100% BPA-Free Brimma Sports Water Bottle .
The Brimma Sports Water Bottle is a sport water bottle designed especially for athletes, runners, cycling & fitness enthusiasts, outdoors lovers and anyone else who needs to stay hydrated while staying active.
If you want to power through your workout, go the distance when you run or excel on the playing field, you need to stay hydrated. With the Brimma Sports Water Bottle, it's easy to get the refreshment that you need FAST, so you can get back to exercising or stay in the game! A must-have for the gym, sports, yoga, hiking, camping, & traveling.
This Eco-friendly 100% BPA-Free Brimma Sports Water Bottle is safe for you and the environment. Disposable plastic bottles leach harmful chemicals specially when left on hot and sunny areas just like your car that is parked in hot parking spaces. This got your back same is true with our environment.