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Water in plastic bottles can be harmful to health: Doctor's advice

Water in plastic bottles can be harmful to health: Doctor's advice
Author: Maria Kholina

A California-based doctor who graduated from Harvard University has gained internet fame after revealing why he avoids plastic water bottles and why you should too, citing Whatsthejam.

Why plastic water bottles should be avoided

Gastroenterologist Saurabh Sethi shares his experiences and knowledge with his 349,000 followers on social media.

In a recent TikTok video, which has racked up 402,000 views and over 4,000 likes, the 42-year-old doctor reveals the reasons why he avoids plastic water bottles.

"Stop using plastic water bottles," the gastroenterologist says.

Dr. Sethi explains that a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that one liter of water from a plastic bottle can contain approximately 240,000 particles of nanoplastic.

"These particles have the potential to penetrate human cells and gain entry into the bloodstream and major organs. There are concerns that these plastic particles can be endocrine disruptors," the expert said.

Лікар розповів, чому він уникає пластикових пляшок з водою, і чому ви також повинні це робити

Dr. Sethi advises avoiding water in plastic bottles (photo:

Why nano plastic particles are dangerous

This means that complications such as hormonal imbalances and other health issues may arise, especially while out in the heat.

"The heat will cause even more release of microplastics into your water bottle," the doctor asserts.

He advises using other materials for storing water, such as stainless steel.

Another expert recently also warned against using plastic water bottles.

Additionally, a nutritionist has shared how much water you should drink per day to stay healthy.

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