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Bottled water safety; are the plastic bottles safe for kids to drink from?

Bottled water safety; are the plastic bottles safe for kids to drink from?

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

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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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


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Please tell me, are #1 plastic water bottles dangerous?

Please tell me, are #1 plastic water bottles dangerous?

No: No, plastic water bottles are not dangerous. The Food and Drug Administration in Washington monitors these things. for safety. ...Read more

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Plastic water bottle -- can I re-use if I wash it?

Plastic water bottle -- can I re-use if I wash it?

Yes.: Yes. I do this with plastic bottles i carry on my bike all the time. However, clean immediately after drinkoing it. It is much easier to clean and reuse. ...Read more

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Are plastic bottles of water ok to drink from every day>?

Are plastic bottles of water ok to drink from every day>?

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

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Can I wash plastic bottle which is made of 100% bisphenol free material with hot water?

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

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Am I drinking toxins from the plastic of bottled water sitting in my car all day in the sun ?

Am I drinking toxins from the plastic of bottled water sitting in my car all day in the sun ?

Perhaps: The question of whether dehp used in the production of many plastic containers has toxicity for humans after chronic exposure remains unanswered. Some reports say definitely not; others say perhaps. There is evidence of chronic toxicity in laboratory animals. Use your prudence & your good judgment. There are alternatives to plastic water bottles. I use an aluminum bottle. ...Read more

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What is safest water bottle--plastic, stainless, glass? Why?

What is safest water bottle--plastic, stainless, glass? Why?

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

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Is it safe to drink the water out of the plastic bottles?

Certain plastics: It is safe to drink out of certain plastics. They make plastic containers now that do not leach chemicals. This is what you need. ...Read more

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What would be the effects of re-filling pre-filled water bottles (plastic) ?

What would be the effects of re-filling pre-filled water bottles (plastic) ?

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

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What is the safest reusable water bottle for children? Plastic? Steel? Etc.?

What is the safest reusable water bottle for children?  Plastic?  Steel?  Etc.?

Metal: Plastic bottles have raised issues with possible chemicals that could leach out of plastics and into the water. Washing plastic bottles may not be a good idea as the heat of washing may also cause leaching of chemicals. ...Read more

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Can freezing water in a plastic pepsi bottle give off something that causes cancer?

Can freezing water in a plastic pepsi bottle give off something that causes cancer?

BPA: I think you are refering to a chemical called "bpa." this is commonly found in plastic bottles and metal food packaging. This has been shown to increase the risk of estrogen senstive cancers in animal studies. ...Read more

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I have always given my 3 & 2 years old kids nestle bottled water . Do plastic chemicals get into such water? Is it safe?

I have always given my 3 & 2 years old kids nestle bottled water . Do plastic chemicals get into such water? Is it safe?

Yes: It is safe to drink the water. Everything in life involves risks versus benefits. Even if they could measure femtogram amounts of plastic in the water then the question becomes how much of it would be absorbed by your children. I don't know about the water supply where you actually live but keep checking on it. ...Read more

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Is it true that a plastic bottle of water left in the sun will release dioxins and is particularly bad for woman to drink?

Is it true that a plastic bottle of water left in the sun will release dioxins and is particularly bad for woman to drink?

Yes: The issue it that chemicals are released into the water from the plastic in the bottle that have be shown to be carcinogenic. Breast cancer comes to mind as one type that may be related to the exposure of this chemical. ...Read more

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This may be a strange question.. But I am addicted to chewing on plastic water bottle caps.. Is there health issues I should be worried about?Or not?

This may be a strange question.. But I am addicted to chewing on plastic water bottle caps.. Is there health issues I should be worried about?Or not?

ParafunctionalHabit: It has been suggested that contributing factors such as the loss of posterior dental support and presence of parafunctional habits (e.g., clenching, chewing gum, chewing on pencils/pens, nails biting or chewing on "plastic water bottle caps") may play a role in temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Rec: to replace this habit. ...Read more

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Should i be worried about bpa? I've been told that there is some possibility that plastic nalgene water bottles leach chemicals into the water. I've found conflicting opinions about the veracity of these claims on the internet. What's the truth? Is plasti

Should i be worried about bpa? I've been told that there is some possibility that plastic nalgene water bottles leach chemicals into the water. I've found conflicting opinions about the veracity of these claims on the internet. What's the truth? Is plasti

Yes, worry: Bpa is an estrogen-like compound. It, and chemicals like it, have been found to alter the normal balance of hormones in animals. Bpa may be contributing in part to the lowering age for menarche (onset of periods) we are seeing in females. Imbalance of hormones can result in increased risk of cancers. Thus avoid plastic and also aluminum containers lined with bpa. ...Read more

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Is it safe to make formula with tap water that has been boiled and poured into an empty plastic water bottle?

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