One widely forwarded email claims that reusing plastic water bottles is poisonous and can cause cancer. The email warns that the bottles contain the chemical DEHA, and if left in a hot car, can create chemicals that can cause breast cancer.
Verdict: FALSE, according to the American Cancer Society
. The chemical DEHA isn’t found in plastic bottles and even if it were, it doesn’t cause cancer.
Impact: Fearing dangerous chemical reactions, consumers might opt to buy a brand new bottle of water every time they seek hydration, and that can get expensive. But hopefully by now, money-conscious Americans are realizing bottled water is a waste of money, as Mainstreet previously reported
, and have been sticking to tap water or using other reusable water bottles like those made of stainless steel.
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