We live in a world where we love the conveniences that exist all around us. It seems that more and more things become automated and at the tip of our fingers. If you want something you can order through your smart phone and have it in two days. You can order a ride to your favorite restaurant with the click of a button and you can pay all your bills without any paper at all. Another way that we are able to get what we need is at the store with things that are already bottled, bagged and prepared for us. One of the things that may be somewhat controversial is single use water bottles. They are everywhere and can be found at any store that sells any type of food. The problem is that you may not realize that these may not be the best option for you. AAA Water Team outlines what could be found in your single use water bottles.
Danger of BPA in Water Bottles
One of the words that you will see thrown out when talking about bottled water is BPA which is a chemical compound. This is something that is becoming more and more recognized as a problem when it is in the water that you might be drinking. BPA is the compound that a manufacturer who is making the bottles use to make sure that the bottles are strong and that they will not crack. The plastic is then filled with the water that has been filtered or cleaned and then you buy it and drink it. The issue is that it has been found to leach into the water that you are drinking when the bottle becomes heated with the water in it. This can be in transport or in your garage or car. BPA has been known to cause an increase in bad estrogen that can then lead to potential cancer risk.
PET Plastic Water Bottles
Now that there are lots of people that recognize BPA as a bad additive to the water and plastic there are some that have taken it out. The BPA when it has been removed will be placed as a sign on the bottle somewhere to entice you to purchase it. If there is no BPA in the plastic you are likely getting PET. They have been found to contain parts of saliva, fecal matter and even residue from food. You want to make sure that you are not using a bottle that is soft plastic and BPA free. These are the bottles that are most likely to contain PET.
Home Water Filtration System
If you want the best chance to get water that has been filtered and has a great taste but not lose the convenience you can. The option that you have is to have a whole home water filtration system in your house. That means you can use a good and safe reusable bottle to drink out of and you can get a full glass any time you want in your home. You don’t have to go to a store and potentially get an unsafe plastic water bottle to drink out of.