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08-02-2016

An Astonishing Fact You Should Know Before Buying Bottled Water.

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For people that want to look after their health, buying bottled water seems like a terrific habit to get into. After all, what harm can come from water in a bottle? There's a good chance that you have never had a serious discussion about what to look out for before committing yourself to one of the many plastic bottles containing the colourless liquid that you see on shelves in shops. You don't see groups of shoppers diligently checking individual bottles before putting them into their trolley but maybe this is a mistake. Just like any other commodity on sale today, you need to be aware of any potential risk to health, and a plastic container just might be harmful.
All water that is sold in a plastic bottle should contain some sort of indication about what the plastic is made from. Because plastic contains chemicals, it is can cause damage to the human body, so it's logical to want to know what these chemicals are. What type of plastic is usually shown in letter and number form, and here is clarification of what each one means to your health.
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What does PETE or PET mean?

This is the type of plastic that is most commonly used in the manufacture of bottles. These containers have been designed to be used once. Any further use will increase the possibility of the growth of bacteria. Bottles that have been moulded using this group of plastics have the potential to release chemicals and heavy metals into the solutions contained in them. After usage, they need to be cleaned in a particular way, and this does not include washing with soap and boiling water. What does HDP or HDPE mean? If you are looking for a safe plastic container, then one made from HDPE plastic is perfect. This is the stiff material that is used for oil bottles, detergents, milk jugs and toys. It has microscopic chemical seepage and is recommended for water bottles.
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