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  •  BPA from Plastics (3+ / 0-)

      4.  Drink it.

      5. Repeat steps 3 - 4 until either the top or the bottle disintegrates. (So far, this means each bottle or twisty-top / pull-top lasts several years - bottles last longer than tops by a few years.)

    That is not a good idea as you are poisoning your body with BPA.  I would use a glass or stainless steel container and stop using plastic as much as possible.

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    by Calee4nia on Sun Mar 28, 2010 at 12:02:39 PM PDT

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    •  In my house, "disintegrates" = gets stepped on. (0+ / 0-)

      Or chewed on by a dog or cat until D-E-D dead. :-)

      Usually, we're pretty good about keeping chompables out of reach, but every now and then, the bottles turn into dog toys. The pull-type tops tend to get nibbled on by cats until they don't work any more, and the twisty-tops eventually quit twisting.

      I should have been clearer about that. Plastic doesn't really disintegrate unless it gets some help!

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      by SciMathGuy on Sun Mar 28, 2010 at 03:37:24 PM PDT

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    •  soft plastic used in bottled water isn't BPA (0+ / 0-)

      BPA was used in Nalgene style hard plastics.

      So far as we know there are two schools of thought on carcinogenic effect of soft plastics:

      1.  says that cancer caused by plastic bottles is a myth
      1.  others say that drinking bottled water is a common thread in cancer patient testimonies.

      I can taste a difference if I do buy bottled water and drink half gold and then drink the rest after I return to the car a couple hours later.  Something definitely happens when the plastic heats up taste wise, is it dangerous?  I don't know for sure but why risk it?  

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      by Bill O Rights on Sun Mar 28, 2010 at 04:21:07 PM PDT

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