The information that has surfaced regarding plastic bottles and their harmful ways is pretty staggering. Less space in land fills and more greenhouse gases are just a couple of the tolls they take on the environment. A good thing is, big brands in the consumer water biz have more recently been trying to do their part for the environment - but will it be enough?
And while the FDA says that all plastics used for storing foods and liquids are safe for the body, scientists and environmentalists disagree. Plastics contain a slew of chemicals, but perhaps the most controversial of them all is the man-made and estrogen-like BPA. It's true, humans need estrogen in order to successfully reproduce, but BPA, or Bisphinal-A. could be very bad for fetuses, and could increase the chance of certain cancers and hyperactivity in children.
TheGreenGuide.com says, plastic water and baby bottles, food and beverage can linings and dental sealants are the most commonly encountered uses of this chemical. Unfortunately, it doesn't stay put. BPA has been found to leach from bottles into babies' milk or formula; it migrates from can liners into foods and soda and from epoxy resin-lined vats into wine; and it is found in the mouths of people who've recently had their teeth sealed. Ninety-five percent of Americans were found to have the chemical in their urine in a 2004 biomonitoring study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Phix obviously requires the use of a container in order to reap the energy-boosting benefits. But there are alternatives to those traditional plastic bottles in which to mix phix. SIGG USA, Klean Kanteen and Guyot Designs are just a few of the companies that manufacture BPA-free, transportable and reusable bottles.
Mix some phix in one of those puppies and you're on your way to healthier body and environment. And I gotta say, they leave a much nicer imprint than their counterparts.