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Bottled Water

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princesspink7404 Sat 25-Jul-15 22:10:09

Hi I am not sure if this is exactly the right category for this post but I will still write.

We have always drunk bottled water. I have always bought the massive bottles for myself and my DD has always had Shaun the Sheep Iceni water (obsessed with him, still is at 11yrs). It has always been easier as she was forever knocking over cups too.

About 3 months ago I switched to buying little bottles like the ones she drinks, because I found I was actually drinking more water (which for health reasons was much better for me). They were also useful for taking to work for lunch, at the gym etc.

I read a while back that due to some of these plastic bottles are made (is is that bpa?), that you should only use them once then throw away, i.e. do not refill? DD drinks one, chucks away then drinks another. I have re filled mine a few times when I have not been to Tesco to get some more. My DD has not suffered any ill health other than the usual colds, sniffles, sore throats but it does make me wonder if her drinking out of the bottles every night here has had some affect which has not reared its head yet? She still drinks water out of a cup at school, grandparents, when we out etc. Am I being really paranoid and over worrying?

I also read an article recently about women losing their sex drive by drinking straight from water bottles shock .. again at the time I was going through a very low time due to splitting up with XP, loss of appetite, a few family concerns and my sex drive was dwindling anyway, so don't want to place too much emphasis on drinking out of the water bottles being the cause?

I just don't know if I am over thinking/over worrying.

Toomuch2young Sat 25-Jul-15 22:12:52

You are overthinking this.
That is all wine

MarchLikeAnAnt Sat 25-Jul-15 22:15:45

You are waaay overthinking it.

DarkEvilMoon Sat 25-Jul-15 22:20:56

I'd be more worried about the high salt content of some bottled water but even that would be over thinking it unless you are on a low salt diet for medical reasons.

You sharing that wine Toomuch?

Shallishanti Sat 25-Jul-15 22:27:40

you are wasting money and the planet's resources.
Buy a reusable bottle and fill it with tap water
be grateful you live in a country where you have safe water freely available.
(I'm assuming you do)

Toomuch2young Sat 25-Jul-15 22:29:53

Absolutely dark.
No refill worries here wink

ErrolTheDragon Sat 25-Jul-15 22:31:18

My DH knows rather a lot about the chemistry of plastic bottles (there's a lot more to them than you might imagine!), and he's a worrier about health matters esp if they might affect DD, and we re-use ours a few times.

(He looks askance at highly coloured plastic bottles like fruit shoots though)

MrsBertMacklin Sat 25-Jul-15 22:32:40

Some studies have concluded BPA is a problem, but the organisations with a watching brief on these matters, e.g. NHS, FDA, are currently advising that there is insufficient evidence at the moment to suggest it is a health danger.

Also consider that BPA is in a lot of other plastics, e.g. ready meal packaging.

There are some very nice BPA-free water bottles for kids. Look on Amazon.

ErrolTheDragon Sat 25-Jul-15 22:34:22

Though mostly we drink tap water from glasses and have metal containers for walking etc - but DD likes a plastic one for school.

stargirl1701 Sat 25-Jul-15 22:34:29

I think the problem is endocrine disruption which is exacerbated by bottles getting warm in cars.

It would be better for you (and the planet) to buy a reuseable water bottle and drink tap water.

princesspink7404 Sat 25-Jul-15 22:40:18

Thank you everybody for your input, it has been really appreciated.

Note to self; stop panicking!

CuttedUpPear Sat 25-Jul-15 22:51:16

You do know that every ocean now has massive islands of plastic that has been dumped by first world economies? The plastic is leaching toxins into the seas and from there, straight back to us all.

Apart from that, many many seabirds are dying with their stomachs full of small pieces of plastic that they have mistaken for food.

So if you're thinking about your health, you may want to get some stainless steel refillable bottles and a water filter.

If you're thinking about the health of others, human and animal, you may want to do the same.

specialsubject Sun 26-Jul-15 17:19:00

another thread asks 'what can we do to help?'

we are all one big family of six billion. 1 billion of whom don't even have a toilet and would LOVE to have drinkable water from the tap.

you've got both those things. Buy a reusable bottle for when you are out and drink from the tap.

CuttedUpPear Sun 26-Jul-15 17:28:07

What specialsubject said ^^

BikeRunSki Sun 26-Jul-15 17:35:52

What SpecialSubject and shallishanti said.

Why on Earth don't you drink tap water? Do you realise how fortunate you are to live in a country that has safe, clean tap water on tap? Have you any idea what happens to all the bottles you thrown away? Or the processing, bottling and transportation of water - a resource already piped into the vast majority of homes in the "western world"? The whole environmental impact of bottled water in developed countries, is massive and unnecessary to the extent of being immoral.

Seriouslyffs Sun 26-Jul-15 18:44:21

Everything that BRSki says. ^

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