View Full Version : Going Back to Glass.. Bad Bottles and Killer Cans

05-25-2004, 03:37 PM
This is an interesting topic, does anyone think about the containers drinks are packaged in these days? There are a lot of potential issues concerning the long-term effects of consumption of acidic drinks stored in our current bottles and cans.

Originally posted by jerkytreats: (Excerpted from " Is Splenda a Secret? (http://www.bevnet.com/bevboard/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=002387)")

Ever wonder why your drink tastes like the plastic bottle after the bottle gets warm? Because you're drinking Polyethylene Terephthalate plasticizers! The stuff that makes the plastic soft and flexy instead of brittle and cracky. di(2-ethylhexyl)adipate (DEHA) leeches out into the liquids contained inside plastic bottles when they begin to break down.. (vinyl phalates are worse, so resist the urge to drink from your car seats)

There's debate about all of it of course, since PET plastics are the lifes blood of the food & bev industry today, it would be awful hard to get anyone to stand behind scary toxicity reports unless people were dropping off like flies. People always start by shouting CANCER!! but the truth is usually a lot less obvious than that. It's another situation where all the non-profits and universities doing independent studies find freaky correlations to evil, but all the corporate sponsored studies come up showing only mom's 100% all natural ingredients. DEHA has officially been removed from the EPA toxins list. So leave your water bottle in the sun a little longer and drink all you can! Plastic bottle juice is good for you!

Plastic Bottle Juice!! MMM!
Originally posted by Stevia Dude: (Extracted from "Is Splenda a Secret?")
jerkytreat, . . . you didn't mention how high-acid beverages (which is virtually all beverages except water) break down the PET bottles to ensure a high dose of plastic with every sip... I didn't know the acids in drinks were also causing the PET bottles to break down, although that makes sense.

I've also heard a good bit about acidic beers and other drinks sold in aluminum cans or brewed, boiled, or stored in aluminum tanks. Some of these drinks absorb small amounts of the aluminum itself. Aluminum clots in the brain are now one of the primary suspects in the cause of Alzheimer's disease. Deodorants contain a considerable amount of aluminum as well, but don't explain it entering the bloodstream the way ingestion would. Yet another thing to wonder about.. Eventually this may turn out to be much more of an issue than PET bottles ever could. Maybe we should go back to glass!

[ 05-25-2004, 03:45 PM: Message edited by: jerkytreats ]