Could the Water Bottle Actually Be a Health Risk?
Recent research suggests there might be cause for concern. Chemicals called phthalates, which are known to disrupt testosterone and other hormones, can leach into bottled water over time. One study found that water that had been stored for 10 weeks in plastic and in glass bottles containing phthalates, suggesting that the chemicals could be coming from the plastic cap or liner. Although there are regulatory standards limiting phthalates in tap, there are no legal limits in bottled water; the bottled-water industry waged a successful campaign opposing the FDA proposal to set a legal limit for these chemicals.
If it only takes 10 weeks to start seeing enough levels to start "Adding Phthalates to the Water" think about how long bottled water sits before it gets to the store, gets to the shelf and then you actually drink it. In the past few years, researchers have linked phthalates to asthmas, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, breast cancer, obesity and type II diabetes, low IQ, neurodevelopmental issues, behavioral issues, autism spectrum disorders, altered reproductive development and male fertility issues. If you are like most people you like to stock up when they are on sale. What is this doing to our daughters & sons.
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