Why NOT to Consume from Plastics and what to do Instead

Why you should only drink from glass or stainless steel


There is plenty of literature out there stating that drinking from plastic water bottles is not a good thing.


For starters it will take hundreds of years to break down and is not a good thing for the environment.


Secondly though the plastics they are made from are not healthy for use as humans. There is plenty of research explaining how bad BPA or Bisphenol-A is and as such there is much hype regarding something being BPA Free.

Unfortunately, though we now know that this does not actually mean much.


For starters BPA was the most studied plastic and that is how they determined that it was not good for people to consume from containers or bottles that contained BPA plastics.

Now however we realise that there is no such thing as a good plastic to be consuming foods or drinks from. On top of this scientists can easily turn BPA into BPS or Bisphenol-S. In a study conducted by the National Institutes of Health the stated that “BPS was also shown to be more toxic to the reproductive system than BPA and was shown to hormonally promote certain breast cancers at the same rate as BPA”

Companies however will use BPS and promote the product as BPA Free leading you to believe that you are making a healthy choice when in fact the are actually worse.

Research also shows that other chemicals found in plastic may be just as harmful as BPA. 

Serious Side Effects of Consuming from Plastic Containers and Water Bottles:

  • Cancer
  • Infertility and Fetal Development
  • Brain Function
  • Heart Disease and Diabetes
  • Weight Problems

The alternative?

The best alternative is to use containers and bottles make from glass or stainless steel. Neither of these contain the harmful chemicals that plastic does and it won’t leach chemicals, even if you fill it with hot food or beverages.

It is for this reason I have chosen to only supply clients with stainless steel water bottles. 

Yes, they do cost a little more than plastic but the investment in your health and the environment is well worth it.

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