Health can be endangered when you choose to buy a certain plastic bottle that contains bottled water, especially if you want to reuse it, reports Healthy Holistic Living, quoted by Mediafax.
Many people have never heard of the marks that are written on the back of plastic bottles, and others simply ignore them. Experts say it is important to know what each sign with which any plastic bottle is marked means. This is because plastic contains chemicals that can cause various problems for the human body.
Here’s what each symbol on the back of the plastic bottles means and why you need to consider:
PET or PETE
PET is one of the most commonly used plastics in consumer products, and is found mostly in plastic bottles that contain bottled water. This packaging is intended for single-use containers. Repeated use increases the risk of bacterial growth. These bottles can release heavy metals and chemicals that affect hormonal balance. PET plastic is difficult to decontaminate, and proper cleaning requires harmful chemicals.
HDP after HDPE
HDPE plastic is the rigid plastic used to make milk cans, detergent and oil bottles, toys, and some plastic bags. This type of plastic contains virtually no chemicals. Experts recommend choosing these bottles when you buy bottled water, because they are probably the safest and thus contain the cleanest water you can find on the market.
PVC sau 3V
PVC is a soft, flexible plastic, used to make a certain food packaging transparent. It is found in oil bottles, children’s teething rings and pet toys. This type of plastic releases 2 toxic chemicals that affect the hormones in your body. Experts recommend as much as possible to avoid buying a product that contains such plastic.
This plastic should not be used in the production of bottles, even if it does not produce chemicals in water. However, it is not a good idea to buy a product that contains this type of plastic, because it contains dangerous chemicals that can alter some consumer products.
It is another type of white or semi-transparent plastic, used as packaging for syrups and yogurt cups. This type of plastic has excellent qualities that withstand the transit of temperature. When heated, it does not melt. Thus, it is relatively safe. It also serves as a good barrier against moisture, grease and chemicals.