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Doctor insights on: Water Bottle Bpa

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Are all aluminum and stainless steel water bottles bpa free?

Are all aluminum and stainless steel water bottles bpa free?

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

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What's more healthy: tap water with added fluoride or bottled spring water with bpa?

What's more healthy: tap water with added fluoride or bottled spring water with bpa?

Tap water: Fluoridated water has greatly reduced dental caries incidence in the general population. Places that have excessive Fluoride that is naturally occurring in drinking water, have at worst mottled splotchy discorations in teeth. However the carcinogens found in the plastics re detrimental to health. ...Read more

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What water bottles are safe to drink from considering bpa?

What water bottles are safe to drink from considering bpa?

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 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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I'm trying to lose weight by drinking water. Do plastic water bottles and sports bottles have bpa in them? What can I drink out of to lose weight?

I'm trying to lose weight by drinking water. Do plastic water bottles and sports bottles have bpa in them? What can I drink out of to lose weight?

Some may: If the labels on the bottles aren't clear about it, switch to steel bottles for drinking water. Sports equipment stores sell them. Drinking water alone isn't enough to lose weight. As you know, reducing calorie intake and exercise also are needed. ...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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Can I get sick if I don't wash my stainless steel water bottle?

Can I get sick if I don't wash my stainless steel water bottle?

Possibly: If you carry fluids in it that can serve as growth medium for bacteria, you might get ill. Washing it regularly with soap & hot water & rinsing thoroughly flushes out germs of all sorts (assuming there aren't any in the rinse water). ...Read more

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Is it ok to put a hot water bottle on my back when im laying down?

Of course: If you are applying heat treatment to your back with a hot water bottle, lying on it will put the heat where you want it. Be mindful that the cap is screwed on tight so the bottle doesn't leak. ...Read more

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I swolled a water bottle cap, will I just digest it? Is there any other possible risk?

I swolled a water bottle cap, will I just digest it? Is there any other possible risk?

Must have been hard.: Assuming this is the standard no larger than 2 cm water bottle cap- it will pass in a day or so. No digestion will take place, just a trip through your intestines.

Funny thing.... I have some patients who tell me they can't swallow pills because they are too big. I think not..... ...Read more

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I have a pain in my lower back. I got it when I tried to lift a heavy water bottle. Any advice for relieving the pain? Thanks.

I have a pain in my lower back. I got it when I tried to lift a heavy water bottle. Any advice for relieving the pain? Thanks.

Back pain.: Rest / stretching / avoidance of heavy lifting and judicious use of medications including acetaminophen 650 mg up to 5 times / day or a non steroidal agent such as naproxen 500 mg twice a day. Can use these together if necessary. Other meds can help but would require prescription. Generally pain like this gets better within a few weeks. ...Read more

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I peed in a 2L water bottle because...well I had little options. Anyways lil while later I noticed 1-2 Inches of white flakey gunk. More than sediment?

I peed in a 2L water bottle because...well I had little options. Anyways lil while later I noticed 1-2 Inches of white flakey gunk. More than sediment?

Get Urine Checked: There is nothing to worry if you don't have any urinary symptoms. To allay your anxiety you can have your doctor do a urine analysis. These sediments might be calcium oxalate crystals or some other crystals, casts, small stones or cells and last and not the least the commonest is urinary Tract Infection ...Read more

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I accidentally drink some of water bottle that has a piece of foil inside for couple of hours I noticed when I taste the water like metal! I'm scared!!

I accidentally drink some of water bottle that has a piece of foil inside for couple of hours I noticed when I taste the water like metal! I'm scared!!

No problems: Dinking water that has piece of aluminum foil should have no health problems, aluminum foil are designed to come on contact with hot and cold food with no health concerns ...Read more

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I shared a water bottle with someone. Myquestion is that should I be worried about catching anything like herpes. What are the chances? What can I do?

I shared a water bottle with someone. Myquestion is that should I be worried about catching anything like herpes. What are the chances? What can I do?

Possible: This can be a mechanism of getting herpes but it is rare. The herpes virus is not very long lasting away from the body, so unlike kissing someone the virus just does not last long on the bottle. The other factor is that the person you are sharing the bottle with needs to have herpes, and the usually needs to be having an active case. ...Read more

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I'm on my second water bottle of 28 oz in less than 4 hours. Is that bad.

I'm on my second water bottle of 28 oz in less than 4 hours. Is that bad.

No: It's not bad unless you have severe kidney or cardiac disease. Homeostatic mechanisms of those organs will cause you to urinate off excess fluid. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of accidentally smelling smoke from a burnt water bottle?

What are the dangers of accidentally smelling smoke from a burnt water bottle?

Not serious: Except for transient minor irritation, there should be no significant adverse effects from such mild exposure. ...Read more

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What do I do if on plane to a place where they don't use tp? Take a water bottle for rinsing?

What do I do if on plane to a place where they don't use tp? Take a water bottle for rinsing?

H2O rinse baby wipes: You can take packets of tp with you or a packet of moistened wipes for babies/adults, which work very well. Can also use them for freshening up when no water available. ...Read more

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Can reusing an empty water bottle frozen can cause cancer?

Can reusing an empty water bottle frozen can cause cancer?

No: It is rare for cancer to be caused by any form of oral intake unless the product contains a carcinogen. There are some questions about microwaving a plastic container with food wherein the possibility of the plastic releasing some form of carcinogen into the food can be harmful. Frozen empty bottles could not possibly be associated with a carcinogen that would enter liquid put into the 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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How do I keep my water bottle from overheating while traveling?

How do I keep my water bottle from overheating while traveling?

A cooler: Is the best answer. A thermos, a tervis tumbler, and other thermos like containers can also help keep water cool. Obvious answer is to not be in the heat for long and don't leave it in a car that is not running. ...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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Would chugging a 16.9 oz. Water bottle in about 40 seconds lead to water intoxication?

Would chugging a 16.9 oz. Water bottle in about 40 seconds lead to water intoxication?

No: It would take a larger amount of water to lead to significant electrolyte abnormalities. It would depend on your size and your present state of hydration and gain how quickly you drink excessive amounts of water and we are talking liters. Most people can eliminate 1/2 liter of water an hour. So the amount would have to be much higher then that ...Read more

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How long can I use the same water bottle before washing or acumulating harmful bacteria?

How long can I use the same water bottle before washing or acumulating harmful bacteria?

Wash it twice a week: A healthy person using a water bottle to carry clean drinking water is unlikely to get an illness from "harmful" bacteria in the bottle. Neither the water nor the bottle are sterile, so there will be some bacteria, but probably won't cause disease. Rinsing the bottle with a little drinking water at each refill will help keep the bottle clean. Actual cleaning of the bottle can be done twice a week. ...Read more

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Wife says water in water bottle not drinkable after 24 hours due to bacteria. Is it true? I don't want to waste water

Wife says water in water bottle not drinkable after 24 hours due to bacteria. Is it true? I don't want to waste water

Depends: Depending on how clean the bottle and water were at the beginning, it may not be a good idea to drink water sitting around for a day, especially if it is a bottle you refilled. Unopened bottled water, is good for months. ...Read more