Harmful effects of plastic bottles

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Plastic bottles have been a natural disaster for many years. Consumption of bottled water produces 150 times more greenhouse gases than tap water.

Plastic bottles have been a natural disaster for many years. Consumption of bottled water produces 150 times more greenhouse gases than tap water. The ban on the use of these bottles in some countries, such as Canada, and the widespread publicity in developed countries to put them aside, all indicate the concerns that have spread to our country in the past few years. Bottles and, in general, all plastic containers. They contain special polymeric substances that can cause some cancers in the body in the long run by transferring them to the food in which they are stored. This is especially acute in the face of heat as well as acidic substances and poses more dangers to the human body.

The main dangers of these bottles go back to a substance called "bisphenol A", which is used in the production of polycarbonate plastics, milk bottles, athletes' water bottles and many sports and medical protective equipment. It is also used in the manufacture of lids for cans of food, beverages and canned bisphenol A by washing and using a plastic container to transfer liquids inside. Bisphenol A can interfere with estrogen uptake, the US National Institutes of Health being the first government agency to raise concerns. Some research suggests that it causes behavioral and neurological problems in fetuses, infants, and children, and in some cases may be linked to bisphenol A exposure and precocious puberty, prostate cancer, and breast cancer.

But despite the proven dangers of plastic bottles, containers are still an integral part of our lives. Plastic bottles are under national standard and health regulations These bottles are considered safe as long as they are not exposed to the sun and heat. "Food packaging in the country has standard instructions and is subject to health regulations. So there is no need to worry about storing foods such as lemon juice and oil in these bottles. However, the environmental issues and the problems of recycling these materials can not be ignored

There are different types of plastic bottles. "Some types of plastic bottles are sensitive to acid and fat and show adverse reactions, but in Iran, national standards prevent the use of these bottles to store acidic and fatty substances." "Bottles are used to store these materials, which do not use acid-sensitive pets." Experts allow the use of these bottles only once, explaining why: "Bottles containing food are sterile when filled at home, but when opened, the sterilized environment is destroyed and germs are removed. It goes to the bottle.In addition, all foods have an expiration date, which includes the packaging and container containing the food. Therefore, it is not possible to use a container after the expiration date of a food item. "Experts also mention water bottles in this regard." These bottles are also a danger to They do not have a body. "But it should be noted that none of these packages should be exposed to heat or sunlight as they become unusable and dangerous." Discard the reuse of plastic bottles"In general, plastic containers, including bottles and other containers, are not a good place to store food such as water, vinegar, oil and lemon juice, and it is recommended to use these containers as little as possible." It is a polymeric material. "In making these containers, some additives, monomers and stabilizers are used, which are released over time and enter the food in them." "Storing a lot of food in these bottles and containers is now a common practice and we also have to use them. But we must note that washing these dishes and reusing them increases its risks.

This transfer of hazardous substances may not be large when the water is in the bottle and the bottle is at room temperature or in the refrigerator, but by placing the freezer bottle or pouring hot or acidic food into these bottles, more carcinogens are released and transferred to the food. He points to the ban on the use of these bottles in some countries and says: "Now in some European and American countries, the use of glass bottles to store water and other beverages and food has become popular again, because these containers are harmless. are"

"Plastic bottles, in addition to causing damage to the body, also pose environmental hazards. "The use of non-biodegradable materials to make these bottles causes environmental pollution, and this problem has prompted countries to discard these bottles." According to experts, the aging of these bottles causes the transfer of more hazardous substances to the food in them, so it is better if we use these containers to store food and liquids from time to time. Replace and use new bottles