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Am I drinking toxins from the plastic of bottled water sitting in my car all day in the sun ?
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Carolyn Messere
Surgery - Colorectal
In brief: Likely
It has been shown that sunlight increases the leaching of plastic in bottled water. We don't fully know the consequences of this, but it certainly doesn't seem safe to me.
I would suggest a stainless steel or glass water bottle. Glass is the safest, but also fragile. Stainless steel may still have some chemical issues. Hard to say. But it is probably safer than plastic.

In brief: Likely
It has been shown that sunlight increases the leaching of plastic in bottled water. We don't fully know the consequences of this, but it certainly doesn't seem safe to me.
I would suggest a stainless steel or glass water bottle. Glass is the safest, but also fragile. Stainless steel may still have some chemical issues. Hard to say. But it is probably safer than plastic.
Dr. Carolyn Messere
Dr. Carolyn Messere
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