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