Every time you hit the local store for a bottle of water, the last thing you notice is the bottle. Yes, you have to admit it. But, experts have some good news for you. You can actually protect your health by checking the bottom of your bottle. Companies re obliged to label the content of their product. Plastic bottles often have PP, HDPE, or HDP written on their labels.
These bottles are considered safe, because this plastic doesn’t release toxins in the water. The other letters stand for the chemicals added to the product.
In this article we’ll give you a few good tips on how to pick the right water.
Here’s what you should look for when buying your water:
PETE or PET
These release chemicals and heavy metals that affect the production of hormones in the body.
HDPE or HDP
These letters stand for ‘safe.’ You can buy that water, because it’s referred as the healthiest product. Bottles with such marks don’t release chemicals and toxins.
PVC or 3V
These letters represent two toxic substances that affect the hormonal balance in your body. It’s a no.
This plastic doesn’t contain or release any chemicals, but it’s not fit for the production of plastic bottles. It’s added to plastic bags.
It’s semi-transparent or white plastic often added in the plastic for yoghurt cups and syrup packages.
You can see these letters on fast food casings and coffee cups. PS means that the plastic releases carcinogens in the content.
Non-labelled plastic or PC
This is the most dangerous plastic. Although it releases BPA, some producers use it in the production of food containers and sports water bottles.
Always check the bottom of your bottle. It can save your life!