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Water from plastic bottles poses health risks - Expert warns

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In summer, everyone feels the need to drink more. Bottled water, sold almost everywhere, often saves us from thirst. However, in the heat, it can become dangerous.

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Why water from bottles can be dangerous

According to food safety expert Sarah Lawson, people should be cautious about drinking water from bottles during summer. This concerns liquids that have been exposed to the sun or heated up due to the heat.

The issue lies in the fact that plastic bottles contain harmful chemicals, which pose no threat until they are heated. However, when temperatures soar, the risk increases.

"Do not drink bottled water that has been left in the sun or in a hot environment like a car," Lawson emphasizes.

The expert assures that consuming such water can lead to health issues. Signs that chemicals have been released from the bottle include:

  • dizziness
  • headaches
  • hormonal problems

Water from plastic bottles poses health risks - Expert warns

What is the danger of plastic bottles (illustration: Getty Images)

How to protect yourself from chemicals

During summer, it's advisable to store bottled water in refrigerators or near ice. If purchasing from a store, always check to ensure it is not warm.

"It's important to maintain hydration, but drinking water that has been left in heat is dangerous. Always keep bottled water cool to protect your health," stated Lawson.

The author also cited a study conducted in 2014, where scientists found that chemicals (such as antimony and bisphenol A) indeed leached from bottles when heated to 70 degrees Celsius.

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