Amanprana Eco-Respect drinking bottle
Two years use the bottle ( amanprana ) and I no longer use plastic bottles , the water in the glass is very different . These bottles that I ordered are for my friends who want to share this experience. Thanks for all!Elisabetta, Italy
Cancer, diabetes, menopause: beware!
More than 24,500 harmful chemical substances found in water from plastic bottles.
A recent German study discovered almost 25,000 chemical substances in water from plastic bottles. According to the study, published in the publication PLOS ONE, many of these chemicals reinforce the powerful function of medicines in the body.
The study was split into two parts and clarifies concerns about oestrogen, androgens and hormones in water.
In the first part of the study, 18 samples were tested from different bottled waters sold worldwide. Chemical analyses determine whether the water possesses disrupting effects on the receptors for oestrogen and androgen. Tap water was also tested as a comparison. The researchers were shocked: most of the different waters in the plastic bottles appeared to present the risk of a powerful interference with the hormone receptors oestrogen and androgen. The tap water did not display any activity related to these receptors.
In the second part of the study, the scientists wanted to examine which chemicals caused the hormonal disruptions. They found over 24,500 different chemicals in bottled water, including maleates and fumarates, both known as powerful disruptors of our endocrine system.
Beware of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer from water in plastic bottles!
Maleates and fumarates, which are used to produce plastic water bottles, are harmful.
However even if you have been drinking water out of plastic bottles for years, you don't need to suddenly fear for your health, despite the aforementioned study's alarming results. Proper hydration is and continues to be important and sometimes there is no alternative. If a healthy adult occasionally sips from the 'toxic fountain' of plastic bottles, it will not directly damage his/her health. Nonetheless it is better to drink water from glass bottles.
Children and women of childbearing age and during pregnancy, run a greater health risk if exposed to the chemicals from plastic bottles. This can lead to stunted growth, premature puberty, premature birth, infertility, premature menopause, to name but a few risks.
However not only women and children should avoid plastic bottles. Research is increasingly revealing that the chemical substances in plastic can lead to diabetes, cardiovascular disease and even certain types of cancer.
Bisphenol A (BPA) is toxic to man and the environment.
BPA is found in babies' dummies, in tin cans, etc. Instead of drinking water from plastic bottles it is better to get into the habit of taking a refillable glass bottle with you wherever you go. These days, many municipalities provide water fountains where you can fill your bottle. What began as a movement to protect the environment has now evolved into a necessary step to better health.
Earlier this year, the American Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) issued a ban on Bisphenol A (BPA), a common chemical substance that is/was used for example to make plastic bottles and the inside lining of tin cans. The toxic BPA was also used in bottles and dummies for babies, even when the manufacturer claimed that the product contained no chemical substances whatsoever.
And unfortunately BPA is not the only chemical substance that appears to leak into the food from its packaging.
Take control of your health as much as possible; don't leave it up to others. Invest in a reusable glass water bottle or only drink from glass bottles. To stay healthy always use a safe glass drinking bottle or one made of stainless steel. An increasing number of manufacturers make glass bottles, often protected by a cover to avoid breakage.
- Glass drinking bottle with a cork stopper and a cover made of recycled material
- Suitable for cold and hot drinks.
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