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Plastic Water Bottles, Glass and Stainless Steel Water Bottles
There are many different water bottles out there for people to reuse over and over. However, after substantial use, some water bottle types can show some risks that you may be taking using them over and over. A few types of reusable bottles are plastic, glass, and stainless steel. So, how long can you safely use a water bottle? What are the risks involved? What kind of water bottle should I use? All of these answers are provided in the article, so read ahead.
A glass water bottle doesn't present many risks to reuse. They are easy to clean (not to mention you can put them in a dishwasher) and can be reused many times. You probably have glasses in your home, and you've used them over and over. A glass bottle is essentially the same thing, only in bottle form. The few risks are simple things such as: glass bottles are easy to break. One drop, and crash, you will no longer have a bottle. If you're using a glass bottle for your water while going to the gym, it's probably not the best idea. While they are portable, they also are not convenient for action sports.
Plastic water bottles are another commonly recycled bottle. It has been said that plastic bottles are not as health conscious as glass water bottles as they can leak off some chemicals. Plastic water bottles are made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET). The rumor is that PET leaks a carcinogen that is bad for our health. But after doing some research the discovery that the FDA allows multiple use of these water bottles. There is no research out there that proves plastic water bottles are dangerous frozen either. However, a risk, depending on the bottle, if there are small ridges, bacteria can sit itself inside the ridges and produce.
Stainless steel water bottles are the best option for reusable water bottles. Stainless steel has not health risks and they are easy to clean. Stainless steel water bottles are also durable. They will not break if you drop them. They present the same issue as glass bottles in that they are heavier. The taste of the water is not altered by stainless steel bottles as well.
Regardless of which reusable water bottle option you choose, you're still helping out the environment by recycling rather than purchasing a new water bottle every day.