03-17-2017, 06:02 AM
(03-16-2017, 07:18 AM)Beentheredonethat Wrote: The problem for us travellers is that we are dependent on mineral water, since tap water is too bad quality. In almost every country I've been (maybe except Eastern Europe), the water is sold in plastic bottles.
Most non-alcoholic drinks aren't in glass bottles. Only soft drinks are in aluminium cans, but they fuck up my health more than some hormones in plastic bottles.
How do you avoid this problem?
With plastic you are paying for convenience and disposability and on an airplane you are a captive. There are ceramic cups, glass cups (with a silicone sleeve), metal containers like a hydroflask, kleen Kanteen, Cayman bottles or a telescoping folding cup, and there are also porcelain containers and cups. Another idea that may sound neanderthal is to use your hands from a sink or a drinking fountain,but then you have other issues). Pro-tip, use some type of animal skin bota or a small gourd for a cup.
Another thing to know is if UVA rays cause a reaction with the non-BPA materials that can then leak estrogen mimicking chemicals. They may say BPA free, but under certain conditions. Also some of the aluminum bottles have problems including the combination of nickel. You can try a Takeya glass bottle (with a silicone sleeve), or a JOCO cup, but sometimes a rubber grip on something like a JOCO cup or a silicone sleeve will be in contact with your skin.
Do not focus only on BPA but also Phthalates. You might be surprised to learn that when you use plastic in a microwave, the BPA is released over 50 times more quickly. If you are going to use a microwave, do not put plastics containers inside with your food and liquids.
Stay away from containers with recycling label 3 (DEHA) and 6 (Styrene) and especially 7. Containers marked with the recycling labels 1, 2, 4, and 5 do not contain BPA, but have other problems.
The CDC in the US has detected BPA in 95% of adults tested. There have been almost a dozen industry funded BPA studies (check out who funded them) that have found negligible negative effects on humans, where as 90% of the government studies found negative effects. There are also over 100 published animal studies as well. Here is a National Institute for Health (NIH) study.
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