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IN Health & Fitness ON 03 Feb, 2016
Have you ever noticed the barcode given at the bottom of any plastic water bottle? I guess no one does so, actually, no one feels the need of it. But, let me inform you that it is very much required to check the bottom of the packed water bottles before buying because of many medical reasons.
You know water bottles that consist of letters HDPE, HDP, PP are safer to have while bottles that are marked with other letters indicates that the water is not safe to consume.
Down here are a different type of marks that will help you out in distinguishing the dangerous and healthiest water.
Check the marks according to the numbers they are provided with.
It is the most common type of plastic used in consumer products. Mostly, water bottles and soft drink bottles are made up of this kind of plastic and is advised to use just for a single time. It affects the hormonal balance by releasing some chemicals and heavy metals.
The specialists suggest that the bottles made up of this type of plastic emits least chemicals and are safer to consume.
This kind of plastic emits two toxic chemicals that harm the hormones badly. Therefore, it is suggested not to drink water from bottle showing off this mark.
Even though this type of plastic doesn't emit any chemicals in water, but it can not be utilised for the production of bottles.
It is white-colored, semi-transparent plastic that is mostly used for packing purpose and hence not used in making water bottles.
Polystyrene is the lightest weighing plastic and is commonly used in making disposable cups, food containers, and plastic picnic cutlery. It liberates some carcinogenic substances when food is kept for the longer duration of time.
It is used in the manufacture of sports water bottles and food boxes. But researchers consider it as the most dangerous plastic one can ever encounter. It is suggested not to reuse the material made up of this plastic.
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