To protect their health, consumers are advised to check the bottom of the bottles of water they buy. Plastic bottles with letters such as HDP, HDPE, PP and some others do not emit toxic substances into the water, while others may transfer chemicals in the water you drink.
Each brand must report the content on its bottles and now we’ll present some information to be used to recognize the dangers of water bottles.
PS: This plastic releases carcinogens, and it is commonly used to produce coffee cups and fast food bags.
PP: A plastic with white or semi-transparent color used as packing for syrups and yoghurt.
PC or unlabeled plastic: The most dangerous plastic in food production that releases BPA chemicals, it is often used to produce water sports bottles and containers for food.
PVC or 3V: Releases two toxic chemicals that affect hormones in your body.
LDPE: This plastic cannot be used to make bottles even if it does not release chemicals into the water.
HDPE: A plastic that hardly release any chemical. Experts recommend buying these bottles because it is probably the healthiest water you can find on the market.
PET or PETE: It is used for disposable bottles. These bottles can release heavy metals and chemicals that affect the hormone balance.