Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Q & A

I received a question from a friend the other day and thus I thought the answer would benefit everyone.

Which numbers are OK on the bottom of the [plastic] bottles again. I can't remember all of them.

Great question. One I think everyone should pay attention to considering more and more research is coming out showing the chemicals that are being leached into our water from the plastics we're using.

Preferably don’t buy water in water bottles as you don’t know when the water was stored in there as well as if it has sat in the sun. Also certain plastics (#7) leach BPA. (Check the bottom of the plastic bottle or container for the number in the recycling triangle) Bisphenol A, is a xenoestrogen, a known endocrine disruptor, meaning it disturbs the hormonal messaging in our bodies. Synthetic chemical endocrine disruptors are particularly devastating to babies and young children. To be certain that you are choosing a bottle that does not leach, check the recycling symbol on the bottom of your bottle. If it is a #2 HDPE (high density polyethylene), or a #4 LDPE (low density polyethylene), or a #5 PP (polypropylene), your bottle is fine. The type of plastic bottle in which water is usually sold is usually a #1, and is only recommended for one time use. Do not refill it.

Living in Divine health,

p.s. Remember if you have a question please feel free to ask.
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