On a daily basis, the use of bottled water is up to millions of bottles. At the bottom of every plastic bottle, there should be symbols that indicate the content of the bottle. But, this is not the case with every brand of bottled water. If you want to drink safe bottled water, you should know what the letters on the bottom of the bottle stand for. Let’s take a look:
PAT or PETE
These initials stand for plastic which contains heavy metals and chemicals that are harmful for our hormones.
PVC or 3V
This is a type of flexible plastic also used for packaging food. However, it releases chemicals that may have a negative influence on the hormones.
HDP or HDPE
The safest type of plastic; it doesn’t harm people and the environment.
This letter is usually found on plastic bottles that are white or transparent.
A type of plastic used for plastic bags which doesn’t release chemicals into the water.
This type of plastic is used for the production of fast food containers which are known to release carcinogenic substances.
This type of plastic contains a lot of chemicals.