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Safety Of Plastic Water Bottles
Safe? yes needed? no: Plastic bottles from deer park or aquafina are fine for single use. However, there is nothing inherently safer about bottled water that you can't get from your tap. Especially if you have a refrigerator filter or a faucet filter like brita. It's much more economical for you and the environment to have a special stainless steel thermos they can use, or bpa free plastic one. ...Read more
Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more
E-mail scare: Thanks for asking. It would be surprising if this were true in a nation with huge numbers of science people studying products as intensively as they do. This looked like a scare e-mail, science-talk but withholding key facts, and i'm ready to trust the folks at harvard http://www.Health.Harvard.Edu/fhg/updates/update0706a.Shtml. ...Read more
Yes but: Most bottled water is really tap water put in bottles. There are many studies showing the composition of the contents of these bottles and you will be paying a lot for what you can get from your faucet at home. Check 'consumer reports' on google for data on this. Bottled water is convenient but does not usually have the health benefits advertised. A few think their are toxins in the plastics. ...Read more
Baby 3 weeks, What water safe to use with powder formula? Bottled Spring water vs bottled purified water w/ minerals & fluoride. Don't like using tap.
Distilled: Distilled water would be ideal at this stage. Fluoride is not necessary until the teeth start to erupt. 'Drinking water' is from a municipal source ( tap water), nursery water is often priced higher and not necessarily superior to Distilled. Spring water quality is variable is quality and consistency. ...Read more
Not really any: Bottled water is watched to make sure there aren't any obvious contaminants (lead, bacteria, etc) but not really to make sure it's pure or that there aren't trace minerals, sediment, or even the contents are what they say they are. It's not a drug, and as such is subject to standards for foods, such as a certain number of bug parts are ok, etc. Bottled water is not much cleaner truthfully than tap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Manufacturer knows: Stainless steel bottles are found everywhere and from everywhere. Some major "health food" chains sell glass bottles encased in a rubber-like sleeve to decrease the chance of breakage. Both types require careful attention to cleaning, which can be difficult around the curved parts. Baby bottle brush helps clean before putting into dishwasher. Untreated glass (like in baby bottles) might be best. ...Read more
Plastic can melt: I would think lukewarm water and soap would be better for a thin plastic like a recyclable bottle, but for a hard reusable bottle hot water should be fine, especially if it is "dishwasher safe" ...Read more
Probably nothing: Prefilled water bottles do have to meet some standards of sterily and purity. Many, however are simply filled at the factory with filtered tap water (and not the mountain spring or whatever they claim). If you find it convenient to refill these bottles it is the same as filling a standard reusable hiking type bottle. ...Read more
Mostly all: Glass and stainless are no problem at all. Some plastics contain plasticizers that a few consider toxic to some degree. Certification is now available to allow you to purchase safe plastics. The risk, if any, is small and so far not proven. But you are totally safe with stainless and glass. ...Read more
Most are: First, please understand that the degree of risk from bpa is certainly small for adults, and purely theoretical- no one has bee shown to be harmed by it. That said, manufacturers voluntarily stopped using it because of the bad press, so any newly made bottle in the us should be free of it. Aluminum or glass are each definitely free if it as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Water kind of water to mix in formula for newborn? Distilled? Filtered? Boiled tap? Regular tap? Mix of distilled and boiled tap?
Depends: The powdered formula is designed to mix with any approved source of regular tap water.You do not have to buy "baby water" sold in stores. If you are comfortable about the safety of your home tap water it is fine for formula use. Ready to feed formulas should not be diluted with water. If your area or house has rusty pipes and questionable water, use bottled water instead. ...Read more
Yes but...: Yes, they are safe. Just make sure you're following the manufacturer's recommendations regarding what water can be filtered (swamp water can only be cleaned so much) and that you're replacing the filter or the bottle on schedule. Using a bottle long after the expiration does away with the safety features. ...Read more
In 150 ml. Plastic bottle there is little amount of ethyl alcohol, i poured 75 ml. Of isopropyl alcohol into it. Any danger mixing both?Using on wound
Son is 2y old,still boiling the drinking water for him(although bottled water),in egypt afraid of water even bottled,is okay? Or water loses sodium?
Boiled is safer: Water that has been boiled is safer, because germs and parasites have been cooked. People get their sodium from salt in food. In modern societies, we already eat too much sodium, and therefore need no additional sodium from our water. Other ways to make water safe include using special water filters and adding a specific tiny amount of bleach to partially treated water. ...Read more
Is it safe to make formula with tap water that has been boiled and poured into an empty plastic water bottle?
Perhaps: Why dink tap water with all the chemicals it contains. Pure bottled water is inexpensive and a wonderful health investment. Our bodies are 70% water, and all our biochemistry takes place in that water. It makes no sense to drink tap water if cleaner water is available. In emergencies tap water in the United States is a blessing, even for drinking. ...Read more
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