Plastic water bottles ..scientist needed

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  1. movan

    movan Funster Life Member

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    Usually buy my drinking water in large plastic bottles and then use these to top up from the taps when camping .. now that it has been found that the plastic gives off dangerous something or other, does anyone know if boiling the water removes the dangerous compound? Only if away for several weeks wildcamping the water obviously is not fresh daily.
     
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    Joy, the older I get the less I worry about 'what I'm told'............I've drunk a lot worse than water from a plastic bottle................(y)

    ;)
     
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    Wont make any difference, its the plastic which leaches chemicals into the water but it takes a long, long time so carry on reusing the bottles.

    Opps....i thought you meant boiling the water THEN bottling it.
     
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    That explains a lot ... :LOL:
     
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    It is in such small amounts joy I wouldent lose much sleep over it.
    Probably to light now any way we have Ben consuming the toxin's that long a bit more can't do much more damage
    Bill
     
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    Just checked the use by date on a bottle....june 2017.
    So....if you leave the same water in the bottle for a year or more i would be careful drinking it....otherwise just carry on.
     
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    Its true that some plastics give off chemicals over time but the type used for your bottled water are of "food grade" & that kind of approval isn't easily awarded, so you've got little to worry about. Even if the chemicals were present boiling wouldn't alter the chemicals.
    Just out of curiosity where did you get the information that these bottles gave off harmful chemicals?
     
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    I can't remember where I read it, sorry.. but can only think it must have been on one of my few visits to Facebook as don't read newspapers or magazines any more.
     
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    why buy water though.
    are you alergic to chlorine.
    black plastic is best as it stops the green algie growth.
    fill up at taps etc
    bottled water is very often natural water . but contains much more contaminates than cleaned tap water.
     
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    In the back of my mind I seem to recall something about not re-using drinking water/soft drink bottles once the original contents had been consumed for some miniscule health reason but I suspect it was more to do with stopping people refilling them and NOT then buying another from the manufacturer!
     
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    I never re-use my water............. too salty
     
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    Yes but it just tastes better, I always buy Evian and drink it every day, just because I like the taste. Especially with a nice malt and I certainly don't worry about plastic contamination, I would be more concerned as to how many bladders tap water has been through before it appears in my glass.
     
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    Only buy it when containers break and need more bottles to fill. I like to fill about 4 of the large ones if I am going away for a while as I don't know when I will next be nr a tap.
     
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    just about every drop of water in the world as been passed through a body.
    even spring water gets into under ground water tables and is forced to the surface .
    i,m told putting tap water in the fridge gets rid of the chlorine . but i dont taste it anyway.
    i have spent time working for our local water compasny and have asked many questions on cleaning water . i,m not a scientist . but have visited desalination plants in morocco etc and other countries . just being nosey and offering my card supplied by the company i worked for . i,m terribly nosey.
    i was lucky that some of the scientists with south west water were interested in the countries i visited so i visited works over there . but as i say i,m not a scientist.
    but contact your local water company ,they very often allow guided tours of water works and try to explain how what is used or done to clean your drinking water . its very interesting . give them a ring . you might enjoy a visit to a works . ask lots of questions .
     
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    I know its been said that bottles leaching carcinogens is said to be a hoax. but i also know if you leave a bottle of water in direct sunlight for a day it tastes bad
     
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    OK! Here is the scientific explanation! :D
    When you purchase a bottle of plastic water, you contribute to the profits of the company that bottled it. When you subsequently refill that bottle, you do not contribute to said companies profit.
     
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    I used to have a water co as a client and have spent some time in their labs and works, as you say it's a fascinating process, in which I have every confidence. The U.K. Water system is justly proud of their quality and volume of supply, it's just I find the taste of their water not as enjoyable as Evian when consumed straight out of the tap.
     
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    I think the best comment I heard about this particular bottled water was.....read it backwards
     
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