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REUSE OF PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES

There is a huge controversy in Bangladesh regarding reuse of Plastic Water Bottles which is widely popular these days. The Daily Star has published an article claiming that there should be a statutory warning against reuse of this bottle.

Their concern is that several sources has confirmed:

The plastic (called polyethylene terephthalate or PET) used in these bottles contains a potentially carcinogenic element (something called diethylhydroxylamine or DEHA). The bottles are safe for one-time use only; if you must keep them longer, it should be or no more than a few days, week max, and keep them away from heat as well. Repeated washing and rinsing can cause the plastic to break down and the carcinogens (cancer-causing chemical agents) can leak into the water that you are drinking.

But some argue that US food and drug administration are allowing PET for food grade using & bottling medicine. So it is safe for multiple use.

Now the people are in a fix what to do who are so habituated in reusing plastic water bottles.

But before that many people are more concerned at the moment about another "Bottled danger".

This entry was posted on February 09, 2004 at Monday, February 09, 2004 . You can follow any responses to this entry through the comments feed .

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