Why is it bad to reuse a plastic water bottle?



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    Reusing a plastic water bottle can lead to increased risk of exposure for toxic chemicals. The decomposition rate of plastic accelerates when it contacts any liquid that can be a solvent. Common substances that may be leached are Bisphenol A (BPA) and Bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP). Bisphenol A has been linked to breast and uterine cancer, increased risks for miscarriage, and decreased levels of testosterone.

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    The chemicals in plastic water bottles make them bad for reuse. The bottles are only designed to be used once and putting the “stress” on the bottle by refilling it may cause some of the toxins to leak into the water. It is for the same reason that bottled water has an expiration date. 

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