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Drinking old bottled water.

Well we all know not to drink from old water bottles as they degraded the bottle, but I though I would give it a go and see if the water does actually taste different, which I discovered was a bad mistake. Having found an old water bottle from my car (unlike Brittany who had 26 bottles in her car before the clean out, its something which we all seem to do) I had to bottles one empty and one that had a mouthful at the bottom. After my mouthful I could taste the plastic, we all know the taste, as when something is new and plastic it has the odor and as you smell you taste very unpleasant. I thin had the delight of plastic granules in my mouth sort of like the feeling of sand in your teeth rough and unpleasant. So now with my shorted life thanks to drinking plastic, I can conform don’t use old water bottles and drink old water.

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A helpful PDF file – Think Outside the Bottle

Think Outside the Bottle

It is important to note that PET bottles (#1 plastic) — the ones used for packaging most bottled water — are meant for one time use, not for reuse, so they should not be considered as a viable long-term reusable bottle option.

While it is one of the safer plastics, PET is not meant for repeated use. Bottles made from this porous plastic are difficult to clean and can harbor bacteria, especially if reused multiple times. Additionally, studies suggest that with repeated use, PET containers may release di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), an endocrine-disrupting compound and probable human carcinogen, as well as antimony, an eye, skin and lung irritant at high doses (Masterson, 2006). Studies also found that toxin concentrations increase the longer the water is in the bottle (Masterson, 2006).

Fountains. Since water fountains already exist in many buildings, they are an easy alternative to bottled water. There are four basic types of drinking water fountains:
Box-shaped floor models that stand alone or are connected to a wall
Models with a pedestal base (also known as ‘bubblers’)
Wall-mounted units that do not touch the floor, allowing wheelchair access.
Models built into and flush with the wall
Key features to seek when purchasing drinking fountains include:Easy Installation: Choose fountains that provide quick access to the inside of the unit. This makes