Scientific theories have proved that a human body consists of 70 per cent water. And also that water is more important than food for survival. Well, we will not bore you with anymore random water-facts but we want to talk about something very serious.
No water, no life. No blue, no green
We will talk about the storage of drinking water which is more-than-often done in plastic bottles. But little did anyone know that drinking water stored in a plastic bottle may lead to cancer and other fatal diseases. Yes, you heard it right! As per a recent survey, scientists have found out that chemicals and toxins present in the plastic water bottle often gets transferred to the water and hence, consumed by the consumer.
In order to create awareness about the harms of drinking water stored in a plastic-bottle, here are 5 harmful effects of plastic-stored water:
Apart from harmful chemicals in plastic, water when get stored in plastic bottles also produces harmful substances like fluoride, arsenic and aluminium which can be poison for human body.
You must not be aware of the fact that plastic does melt in hot environment. And we, often store water in plastic bottles while driving and so many times leave it in the car where it is in the direct exposure of sun. Such heating releases a toxin called Dioxin which when consumed can accelerate breast cancer.
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Biphenyl A is an estrogen-mimicking chemical which can lead to lot of health problems like diabetes, obesity, fertility problems, behavioural problems and early puberty in girls. It’s better not to store and drink water from a plastic bottle.
All the harmful substances released through plastic bottles in the water including phthalates lead to liver cancer and other cancers. So, it won't be wrong to say that drinking water from plastic water bottles is like consuming slow-poison.
Reduced sperm count
As mentioned previously, phthalates found in plastic bottles leads to reduced sperm count. It may also disturb your immune systems. The chemicals from plastic bottles are ingested and tend to disturb our body’s immune system.
Do you get it now? Therefore in order to keep your family safe and sound prevent storing water in plastic bottles. Stay tuned for more health and lifestyle related updates.