So although there is no evidence that plastic bottles release dioxins in your water, we still advocate limiting use of plastic bottles as they are not environmentally friendly. Not only are few of the bottles recycled, but it takes unnecessary energy and resources to bottle water and ship it to store shelves.
Freezing water does not cause the release of chemicals from plastic bottles.
In general, it is best to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations when using any plastic products. When cooking with plastics, only use those plastic containers, wraps, bags and utensils for their intended purposes.
Consumers should be more concerned with the initial quality of the drinking water inside a container than they should be about the composition of the container... The truth is that tap water in the United States is more highly regulated and monitored for quality compared to bottled water.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
So What's the Deal with Plastic Bottles?
You may have heard a rumor about plastic bottles releasing chemicals when heated or cooled. But according to the Johns Hopkins Website, this rumors are untrue: