A lot has been made about the dangers of plastic bottles, bottled water and their potential health hazards. Today, someone pointed out me in the direction of an article on ewg.org that explores the alleged problems even further.
According to the article, a University of Missouri study concluded "One bottled water brand spurred a 78% increase in the growth of the breast cancer cells compared to the control sample, with 1,200 initial breast cancer cells multiplying to 32,000 in 4 days, versus only 18,000 for the control sample, indicating that chemical contaminants in the bottled water sample stimulated accelerated division of cancer cells. When estrogen-blocking chemicals were added, the effect was inhibited, showing that the cancer-spurring chemicals mimic estrogen, a hormone linked to breast cancer. Though this result is considered a modest effect relative to the potency of some other industrial chemicals in spurring breast cancer cell growth, the sheer volume of bottled water people consume elevates the health significance of the finding."
What do you think? Will you or have you changed your habits based on these types of findings that have been trickling out over the past year or so?
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