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Safe plastics

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Just wanted to remind everyone who uses plastic containers or buys drinks or water in plastic bottles.

There are different types of plastic used and one type leeches Bisphenol (BPA).
Bisphenol mimics the female hormone oestrogen and in studies has been shown to affect fertility, cause obesity and is linked to a few cancers.

There's an easy way to tell the bottles which are harmful, so you can check before buying them.

On the bottom or somewhere on the bottle itself you will see a little triangle with 3 arrows and a number in the middle.

The safe numbers are 1,2,3,4.
Number 3 is the one containing Bisphenol, and numbers 6 and 7 contain similar chemicals.
So folks just buy or use plastics with 1,2,4 and 5 if you want to be safe Wink

The symbol looks like this, I've put green for the safe ones and red for the unsafe ones.

Just wanted to remind everyone who uses plastic containers or buys drinks or water in plastic bottles.

There are different types of plastic used and one type leeches Bisphenol (BPA).
Bisphenol mimics the female hormone oestrogen and in studies has been shown to affect fertility, cause obesity and is linked to a few cancers.

There's an easy way to tell the bottles which are harmful, so you can check before buying them.

On the bottom or somewhere on the bottle itself you will see a little triangle with 3 arrows and a number in the middle.

The safe numbers are 1,2,3,4.
Number 3 is the one containing Bisphenol, and numbers 6 and 7 contain similar chemicals.
So folks just buy or use plastics with 1,2,4 and 5 if you want to be safe Wink

The symbol looks like this, I've put green for the safe ones and red for the unsafe ones.

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