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    would rather be biking SeanMA's Avatar
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    Flexible plastics linked to cancer

    Has anyone heard the news on the chemicals used to make flexible plastics (such as those used in making water bottles) being linked to cancer? I noticed after as little as 15 - 20 minutes my water will start taking on the plastic taste of the bottle. The concentration must add up over years and years. Maybe a famous bicyclist or two will get cancer and we'll all wonder. Maybe some day.

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    I've already suspected this for years... plastic taste is no good.

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    Its not as simple as whether the plastic is flexible or not. PVC is the main culprit here. Its a health hazard on many levels. Most cycling water bottles are made from low density polyethylene (LDPE) which along with PETE haven't had any adverse findings against them for food/beverage use.

    You should also note that the very rigid Nalgene bottles are made from polycarbonate which has also had adverse health findings made against it.

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    so what kind of water bottle is safe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyG View Post

    You should also note that the very rigid Nalgene bottles are made from polycarbonate which has also had adverse health findings made against it.
    Ah. I assumed that because I never tasted any difference with my nalgene, it was safe, but that's interesting.

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    I've seen things against the plastic and things saying it's not true. On both sides some very intelligent people. It's hard to know what is true.

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    Plastic is safe,

    Sincerely

    The Plastic Industry

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    HA! Yeah. I always try to look and see who sponsored the testing. Sometimes it's just laughable.

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    Plastic bottles also harbor a lot of bacteria.

    I recently purchased a stainless steel water bottle from a local health food store - they're becoming commonly available as people wake up to the problems associated with plastics.
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