Drinking beverages and water from plastic containers has side effects that cannot get seen in the early stages, but it affects deep down inside your body slowly. Many of us are already aware of its adverse effects on our environment, but little do we know that it is dangerous for our health. The plastic bottle container can get mixed with the water or food that is inside it.
Risks Involved In Using Plastic Bottles:
It might sound a bit scary that something you have been doing every day each hour is somewhere harming your body. Drinking from a plastic water bottle (ขวดน้ําพลาสติก, which is the term in Thai) or heating food in a microwave with a plastic container can harm your health. But is it so harmful, or are we just believing it because people say so?
Many researchers claim to blame BPA, which is one of the compounds found in these containers. It is found that this compound gets mixed up with the water content and can cause diabetes, Blood pressure issues, obesity, cancer, and many other harmful diseases. The usage of BPA has got banned and has got replaced with another compound known as BHBP.
Fossil Fuels Are At Risk. How?
We have learned a lot about reducing our reliance on fossil fuels. You always end up imagining yourself driving your car with petroleum. But every time you purchase plastic containers or plastic water bottles, you are reducing your chance to drive your vehicle with crude oil. The manufacturing of plastic involves making usage of these fossils and polluting the environment a lot.
Animal’s Health Are At Risk:
Plastic bottle caps and bags are still not recyclable, and all these wastes end up in ocean water and the stomachs of aquatic animals as they falsely think as their food. Once there was dreadful news about Albatross found dead on Island that had 119 bottle caps. It is not only about Albatross, but all aquatic species are falling for it daily.
What Should We Do To Fix This Issue?
- Reduce the usage of plastic as much as possible by avoiding drinking from plastic bottles and use glass or water fountains whenever you are out. Do not ever fall for all those advertising banner that tells you that bottled water is more safe and clean than the tap water.
- Reuse the bottles that are BPA-free and carry them with you around.
- Recycle all the products that you can or give them to nearby factories that do this job.