Plastic bottles can cause cancer.

Philippines
January 29, 2007 7:11am CST
I watched TV last night that plactic bottles like c2, mineral bottle and others can cause cancer, and commonly is colon cancer. When you put other liquid to this bottle and drink it, it can activate a certain chemical to the bottle like lead. So when you finish drinking your favorite drink, just throw it to trash can and never thought to re-use that thing again.
6 responses
• Indonesia
21 Feb 07
That is new information for me. Thanks. I prefer to throw it to trash rather than reuse it again. I will tell this to my family and my friends
• Philippines
22 Feb 07
Sometimes we think that we save money in reusing those bottles but in fact it is dangerous to our health, and there are times ignorance can hurt us.
@suserlyn (74)
• Philippines
15 Feb 07
Yes i do heared that also twice on a tv show. When you used bottled drinking water you should see the triangle with number inside 1 or 2 until 7. You can locate this at the bottom of the bottle or in the body of the bottle. When the number inside the triangle is 1,2,3,4,5,6. But usually it's number 1 you must dispose that, but if the number is 7 it's safe to re-use up to thrice i think but im not sure. But better to dispose for safety reason. And it's not safe to keep bottled drinking water inside the car.
• Philippines
21 Feb 07
why it is not safe to keep bottled water inside the car? even it is newly bought from the store?
• Philippines
9 Jul 07
Is that so? Gotta be more cautious next time. Thanks for that piece of advice.
• United States
22 Feb 07
All plastic containers with the PETA triangle label on them should be recycled, not buried in the landfills. We already have tons of products in the landfills now that should be recycled. I think the government should provide grants to help recycle products now in landfills. Even all the plastic bottles used for detergents and cleaners can be recycled. When I see the landfill near my city here in Cleveland by I77 and I480, I wonder how much of it is recyclable materials from paper to plastic. I bet that huge mound would go down significantly. Humans created the materials, took advantage of using it for their own conveniences in everyday life, but don't take responsibility in recycling it. That is sad to me. I wish I knew how to obtain such a grant. Maybe I'll research it further. I'm not sure the bottle water thing is a real threat, but I'll research that closer. Thanks for the information. I'll also look for the PETA number on the bottle per info on that too.
• Philippines
29 Jan 07
thanks for the information. i always use plastic bottles instead of glass or cup.
@mbarryton (1873)
• United States
29 Jan 07
never heard that but thanks for the advice