The Water Bottle Way
I think everybody refills their water bottle right? Of course we do, we like to save money and the planet all at the same time. It’s as if we are modern day heroes doing our bit for the world as we smile away refilling our water bottle.
Well allow me to shut that S—t down!
It turns out that the bottles we’re all refilling, are jacked with so many germs that you might as well lick a toilet seat like strawberry ice cream.
The website treadmillreviews.net wrote an article where they tested refilled water bottles that had been used by an athlete for a week. Metro stated that the highest number of bacteria found on one bottle, contained over 900,000 colony-forming units per square cm on average – as I said earlier way more than a toilet. (nasty)
But hold on it gets better; researchers also found that 60 per cent of the germs found were capable of making you sick. So if you are a notorious bottle refiller, then BINGO you might have found the cause my friend!
Cherry on The Cake
As well as the fact that it’s clearly disgustingly unhygienic, Good Housekeeping identified that nasty chemicals from the plastic get released as it breaks down when used frequently.
Oh the joy of poisonous chemicals as I smile sipping on some water, feeling good about myself as I try to make the world a better place!
Anyway, instead of reusing the plastic water bottles, I highly recommend that you drink from them once and then recycle. If you want to refill your bottles then I strongly suggest that your purchase BPA-free plastic bottles. And really avoid rinsing normal plastic bottles in very hot water, because this encourages the chemicals to release faster than normal.
So, yeah, through that shizzle in the bin – but still keep up with your daily water intake!
As always #livebetter