Views: 108 Author: Site Editor Publish Time: 2023-10-26 Origin: Site
If the big water companies had their way, everyone and their cousin would be stocking up on bottled water as their only source of hydration ....... Any environmental and health concerns would be left behind.
Although recycling is certainly better than just throwing all your used water bottles into a landfill ....... Recent evidence suggests that this is not the 'miracle solution' we had hoped for.
Plastics are a broad umbrella category that includes many types of materials, only a small percentage of which are considered recyclable.
When all is said and done, recycled plastics do save around a third of the energy used to make these products compared to manufacturing them from virgin materials.
But the environment isn't the only thing hit by plastic.
Recent studies have shown that consuming food and water in plastic containers can also have a negative impact on your health for a variety of reasons ......
A certain class of chemicals known as endocrine disruptors, or EDCs, are of major concern. The most widely known and studied EDC is known as Bisphenol A, or BPA, as this synthetic compound is widely used as a starting material for plastics.
Exposure to BPA is believed to cause hormonal imbalances, and the worst-case scenarios for suspected BPA exposure include infertility, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, and even cancer.
Will ditching plastic products containing BPA mitigate health risks?
Thanks to increased awareness, many brands that use plastics have steered clear of the big bad, BPA.
What can we do to eliminate the risks to our health?
The potential health risks associated with drinking from plastic bottles can be minimised by making a few simple changes to our habits.
We may be surprised to learn that even ditching plastics containing BPA does not completely eliminate the health risks associated with drinking from plastic bottles ......
While plastic hasn't been around in our society long enough for scientists to really understand the long-term risks, we're not prepared to wait for it until empirical data accurately reflects it.
In the meantime, we feel it is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to our health.
HAC puts our family's health at the forefront of our minds, and so does yours. Switching to stainless steel drinkware will eliminate any concerns about your health so that you and your family can live healthy and happy for generations to come.