Friday, March 9, 2012

Metal or Plastic?

Many reusable containers and bottles are plastic. Is there any danger in this? Here is some information on plastic.  According to this article, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration admits that something will always "leach out of the (plastic) container and into the food."  “The toxin DEHA appeared in the water sample from reused water bottles. DEHA has been shown to cause liver problems, other possible reproductive difficulties, and is suspected to cause cancer in humans. Therefore, it's best to recycle these bottles without reusing them.” Because of the questions around leaching, many people are using containers made of glass or stainless steel instead. If you use plastic, look for labels that clearly state BPA free and Phlalate free.

Interesting metal containers & bottles can be found at :
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