I hate receiving those chain text messages and emails. They usually having something either very informative or very spiritual to say…But in the end you wind up feeling like you’ve been had. The messages I’m referring to always end by telling you to pass them on or you’ll be cursed and life as you know it will never be the same.
Well a few months back I received an email stating that bottled water (if left in extremely warm conditions – outside, your car, etc.) had been linked to breast cancer. I DID pass this one on to all the women in my address book. Apparently when plastic water bottles are exposed to extreme heat some of the material used to make the plastic i.e. Bisphenol A contaminates the water. We ingest this chemical while drinking. This wasn’t something I took lightly and neither should you. Researchers again have enlisted the help of some of Stuart Little’s relatives and have determined that prenatal exposure to this chemical causes breast cancer in adult rats…(I didn’t know rats had breast…ewww!). This by product of melted plastic is even found in BABY BOTTLES!
Just this morning…I guess it’s just fate…the FDA is claiming despite safety concerns of parents, consumer groups and politicians, the chemical is not dangerous. Based on a review of animal studies, the government working group said bisphenol could cause changes in behavior and the brain, and that it might reduce survival and birth weight in fetuses. So…is that what they consider SAFE?
About 93 percent of Americans have traces of bisphenol in their urine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
But the FDA’s report concluded that those levels were thousands of times below what would actually be dangerous to adults or children.
How do they know this for sure. This is the same group (FDA) that determines whether a med can hit the market. And you know how many medication recalls we’ve had. You know when doing trial studies on medications is not whether the meds cause death that keep them off the market…it’s the number of deaths they cause. For example, if a medication is being tested the target range for fatalities caused by the medication may be 2500 (wild number) meaning if the med kills 2500 people, they can’t approve it. However, if it only kills 2499 – it’s a go!
So, I say better safe than sorry. If you purchase bottled water especially by the case (like I do), don’t leave it in your car or anywhere outside for that matter.
Store the water in the fridge or a cool area in your home…Still even more frightening is the question of what type of conditions the water was exposed to before it made it to the shelf of your local air conditioned grocery store. I’m sure it’s shipped from the bottling company in a big HOT 18-wheeler. So what do you do?
Very few people are drinking tap water anymore and now there’s a possibility that the bottled water may be dangerous!
Anybody got a shovel? I’m digging a well!
Author by Roschelle Nelson