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giraffesCantZumba Tue 31-May-11 18:47:04

bought bottle of water and it swallowed money. Chatting to lady with machine key and she said never refil the bottler because you get cancer?!

BeerTricksPotter Tue 31-May-11 18:48:42

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giraffesCantZumba Tue 31-May-11 19:02:37

she advised me to buy a proper bottle from out door world.

Madlizzy Tue 31-May-11 19:03:33

She's talking rubbish.

anonacfr Tue 31-May-11 19:05:14

Actually she's not.

coastgirl Tue 31-May-11 19:06:39

You won't "get cancer" but the chemicals in the plastic become unstable over time and can leach into the water in the bottle when refilled - that's why you can buy harder plastic bottles for refilling.

ChippingIn Tue 31-May-11 19:07:14

There is a theory that certain plastics are bad for you and can cause cancer - it was big in the news a little while ago so I'm sure a google search would throw some stuff up.

However, I do it - my theory is that if we avoided everything they said could cause cancer we wouldn't eat/drink/leave the house/or anything else....

slug Tue 31-May-11 19:07:34

Total bollix. The argument that chemicals from the plastic leech into the water also works for freshly bottled water.

WholeLottaRosie Tue 31-May-11 19:09:17

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mnistooaddictive Tue 31-May-11 19:12:52

It was an email scam. There is no evidence for it.

redexpat Tue 31-May-11 19:15:11

My response to this kind of thing is that I have to die of something.

squeakytoy Tue 31-May-11 19:17:52

It wasnt a scam, and there is a danger in constantly reusing plastic bottles.

giraffesCantZumba Tue 31-May-11 20:13:18


mnistooaddictive Tue 31-May-11 20:20:57

no evidence that water bottles are dangerous if reused

delusionsofadequacy Tue 31-May-11 21:27:56

Re-using plastic bottles without proper cleaning (particularly if using sports cap type ones) can result in a big bacteria build up - so not good for someone with a weakened immune system from chemo. Don't know enough about the plasticisers causing cancer argument though to comment on that.

BooyHoo Tue 31-May-11 21:29:26

agree redexpat.

montmartre Wed 01-Jun-11 00:25:27

Id be worried about drinking from aluminum bottles frequently, as there is a linkfrom aluminium cookware to alzheimers I believe.

vintageteacups Wed 01-Jun-11 00:30:17

Over time, the plastic in some bottles (PEP?) degrades and leaches I think.

That's why you shouldn't leave a bottle of water in the car and then drink it - the heat speeds up this reaction.

bessie26 Wed 01-Jun-11 01:24:08

What delusions said.

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