Lately, when buying bottled water, consumers are advised to check the bottom of the bottle, in order to protect their health.
Plastic bottles labeled with letters like HDP, HDPE, PP and a few others, do not release any toxic materia in the water, and the remaining letters can represent the chemicals found in the water you are drinking. Every brand must label the content of the bottle, and we offer you a little help to recognize the toxic water bottles.
PET or PETE — stands for single-use bottles. These bottles can possibly release heavy metals and chemicals that affect the hormonal balance.
HDP or HDPE — plastic that practically releases no chemicals. Experts recommend choosing these bottles, when buying bottled water, because it is probably the healthiest water you can find on the market.
PVC or 3V — releases 2 toxic chemicals that affect the hormones in your body.
LDPE — this plastic can not be used in the production of bottles, but plastic bags, even though it does not release any chemicals into the water.
PP — another white colored or semi transparent plastic, used as a packing for syrups and yoghurt cups.
PS — releases some carcinogenic substances, and it is commonly used in the production of coffee cups and fast food casings.
PC or non-labeled plastic — the most dangerous plastic in the food production which releases BPA chemicals, and it is often used in the production of sports water bottles and food containers.
As of today, check the bottom of the bottle twice!