The Hidden Ingredients in a Plastic Bottle

No doubt in your packed lunch bag there is a bottle containing water or a soft drink. Usually, we worry about what might be in our sandwich and the harm it could cause our body (hint: processed meat or sugary treats), but what if your drinks bottle is the real threat? When you pick up a bottle of drink do you consider what might have gone into its manufacture? Or the...

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What’s all the fuss about BPAs

A chemical regularly used in plastic production, particularly food packaging, BPA (or Bisphenol A) has been the at centre of controversy for some time. The official guidelines from the Food Standards Agency state that although it is likely that we do consume some of this chemical as it comes into contact with our food or drink, it is not thought that any of us ingest enough of it to do...

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Don’t Refill Disposable Plastic Water Bottles

So you are just off for a run, and last night you drank the last bit of water in your shop-bought plastic bottle. You know you will be desperate for some hydration, so what’s wrong with refilling the empty bottle that you haven’t yet thrown away? Using a plastic water bottle that is not meant to be used more than once, can set off a multitude of health issues, even...

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