Can drinking from Single Use Plastic Bottles harm us?

05 Nov 2018

Category: Eco

The dangers of Single Use Plastic Bottles

We’ve all been there, rushing out the door to work, school or college and grabbing the nearest plastic bottle that lies sitting on the kitchen counter. It’s so easy to just use the same plastic bottle over and over again and think that we’re decreasing our carbon footprint. However if we knew more about the construction and chemicals that went into creating the single use plastic bottles. It’s almost certain we would find another way to consume our daily water intake.

What are the risks to refilling my single use plastic bottle?

Researchers have found that some single use plastic bottles contain levels of the harmful chemical Bisphenol A (BPA). The UK’s leading nutritionist Dr Marilyn Glenville specialising in women’s health discovered that BPA can affect ovulation, and increase our risk of hormonally driven problems. These can include PCOS, endometriosis and breast cancer, amongst other things.

Not only this worrying problem, but refilling your single use plastic bottle can be a place for germs and bacteria to thrive in. A study carried out by KLTV news, examined water bottles which had been reused for one week and took samples from the neck of the plastic bottle.

Richard Wallace, M.D., of the University of Texas Health Center, told KLTV: “All of those grew lots and lots of bacteria that could make you very sick almost like having food poisoning, “That can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. Basically the worst vomiting you have ever had in your life.”

Make the move to Billi Taps

Understanding how plastic is harmful for ourselves and the planet. Your best choice is to stick to drinking water from the tap, either out of a glass bottle or reusable glass cup. Here, at Billi we offer a range of sparkling, chilled and boiling taps that introduce a stream of water within seconds. Therefore, to minimise your carbon footprint and even decrease your energy usage swap to Billi!

Not only do we offer taps, you can now take Billi on the move! Our selection of branded Billi glass bottles are stylish, environmentally friendly and mean that you can consume tap water wherever you go.

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