Is the plastic in bottled water hurting us or is that just hype?

May 7, 2008 12:46am CST
Do you believe that plastic water bottles (the kind you buy bottled water in) diminsh the more you refill/reuse them? Hence lowering the quality of water you drink. OR that very message is spread by the bigger boys who want you to continue buying bottled water and reusing those bottles for a few weeks is just fine? hmmm...
2 responses
@2oldn2ys (64)
• United States
2 Jan 09
Good question. My brother in law and I both have plastic degrees and we argue constantly. I am a recycler and he isn't so I am the We had this conversation again a couple months ago. I do NOT put plastic containers in the microwave with food in them as I feel plasticizer leaches into food...same with pop/H2O bottles. I flipped out last summer when a local large chain grocery store had a pallet of H2O bottles all stacked up in front of the store in the heat and SUN. The plastic degrades in the sun, so what keeps it from leaching toxins into the H2O? I have seen what heat does to different plastics and I am sorry, but I do not believe once it goes from a fluid form while forming to a solid that it does not effect what is in it....but this is just my opinion.
@badkat83 (1621)
• United States
7 May 08
who knows the answer, every time we turn around something is good for you, then a year later it is bad. i don't drink much out of plastic, but think about it, alot of things we buy are in plastic bottles. scary.