It’s well known that Plastic Bottles leach chemicals
So what exactly are we ingesting and why does it happen?
All single use Plastic Bottles are made of Polyethylene Terephthalate (Plastic 1, PET or PETE)
Plastic 1 (PET) leaks chemicals into your drinking liquids based on 4 main factors
Use- How many times bottle was used
Time- How long liquids have been in bottle
Temperature- Temp of storing conditions
Contents-Type of liquid stored
Chemicals frequently leached by Single Use Plastics:
BPA, Antimony, Lead, Mercury, Cadmium
PET also leaches Endocrine Disruptors.
Endocrine Disruptors mimic the actions of the hormone estrogen, which:
Upsets hormonal balance
Stimulates the growth of tumors in the breast, uterus or prostate.
Affects fertility, pregnancy, and developing fetus’ sexual development