Thursday, November 15, 2007

Water Bottles

Ever notice how when warm water has been sitting around in your sports bottle for a long time it starts to taste funny? ever drink hot water from a sports bottle sitting in the sun, only to spit it out because when it hits your lips not only is it very warm but it also tastes like your drinking plastic? hey thats funny, because go figure you are! Thats right my friends your experiencing a phenomena know as leeching. This is when the plasticizers in your water bottle are transfered directly into the water, mm.... yay you can almost taste the petroleum! and yes this is bad for you constantly reusing and refilling any type of plastic bottle sports or otherwise. Also bad for you heating or freezing foods in plastic. For cooking this applies especially in the microwave, were intense heat accelerates the leeching process. So what does it all mean? well basically plasticizers in your bottle are transfered into your water, which then transfers into your body, which hydrates your cells with plastic. This causes your cells to mutate then you have caner.

So what are we to do? what if your like me and want to reduce the amount of waste you create and frequently ride a bike for transportation and enjoyment. Thats where Sigg water bottles come in, the are made of aluminum and have a non leaching taste neutral inner lining. I ordered my girlfriend the one pictured online and will soon be testing the sports bottle model on my daily bike commute and maybe even trying it out on long weekend rides.

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