Take care of your health by drinking water out of the reusable water bottles made from glass.
Health is regarded as one of the greatest values of mankind, but when it comes to preserving it, lack of information, time or convenience, make us do, eat or drink things that are potentially harmful to our health.
Water is closely related to health since the human body mass contains 75% of water. Proper hydration is a key to several physiological functions such as thermoregulation, lubrication of the joints, forming the base for bodily fluids and many more. The human brain is made up of 95% water; blood 82% and lungs 90%. A mere 2% drop in our body's water supply can trigger signs of dehydration: fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic maths, and difficulty focusing on writing in smaller print. An estimated 75% of people in the western world have mild, chronic dehydration. A pretty scary statistic if you bear in mind that in most developed countries drinking water is readily available through the tap.
Potential dangers of plastic bottles
Since water is such an important component to our physiology, it would make sense that the quality of the water should be just as important as the quantity. Drinking water should always be clean and free from contaminants to ensure proper health and wellness. In areas where the tap water quality is good, it doesn't make sense to drink bottled water.
The latest research shows that bottled water (specially with numbers 1, 3, 6, 7) could be potentially compromising to one’s health. Plastic contains trace amounts of Antimony that leaches into the water and deposits it into the human body. Low quality plastic reusable bottles can contain Bisphenol, which can cause cardiovascular disease, diabetes and liver malfunctions. Plastic bottles also contain chemicals that react as hormone disruptors. If new plastic bottles are exposed to heat, sunlight or somehow damaged (e.g. scratched, twisted) contaminants increase dramatically. Therefore reusing plastic bottles, which many people do, is not recommended.
Glass on the other hand is an inert material which means its substances are not transmitted into the water. That is why it is so widely used for storing medicines. Glass is the most appropriate material for storing food, beverages and transporting water.
Keep using your Flaska bottle and follow these simple, yet important points: drink at least 1.5l of water daily to avoid dehydration, drink tap water if its quality is good, and choose glass before plastic!