Can plastic bottles be safe to reuse?
Plastic bottles are part of our everyday life and many people use them more than once. However, these types of bottles don’t come without some health concerns that need to be taken into consideration.
Most types of plastic bottles are safe to be reused a couple of times provided they are well washed with soap and hot water. Many recent studies, though, insist that the safety of consumers is not guaranteed. Plastic bottles are said to release chemicals that can contaminate food and liquids if the bottles are reused many times. Scientists indicate that the synthetic chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) is found in food and drinks stored in plastic bottles. This chemical is known to interfere with the hormonal system of the body.
Normal wear and tear of plastic bottles can result in releasing toxic chemicals that have been linked to breast and uterine cancer, miscarriages and low testosterone levels. Plastic bottles can pose health concerns when reused, and children could be more affected than adults as their hormonal systems are still developing.
Environment conscious consumers that reuse plastic bottles should be aware of the dangers that linger in their use. Plastic bottles have been declared safe for one-time use, but any reuse should be avoided as the toxicity could harm the individual.
Safer choices are available in the market and consumers wishing to both preserve their health and act environmentally friendly, can choose from polypropylene, aluminium or stainless steel bottles that are known to not leach any chemicals and thus, ensure a better option for people.
Bottles of Australia™ offers a large range of bottles made from polypropylene, aluminium and stainless steel.