What you store your water in could be just as important to your health as the kind of water you drink. For instance, Lexan bottles (and, in fact, all bottles made with #7 plastic) are quite unstable, and have been shown to have toxic effects on the body.
In a recent study, polycarbonate plastics (including Lexan) were shown to increase aneuploidy, an abnormal loss or gain of chromosomes, which contributes to miscarriages and disorders like Down Syndrome in humans.
Nalgene is one brand that manufactures Lexan water bottles. I have a few of these in my cabinet, and use them primarily for hiking and camping trips in the Rocky Mountains. Since discovering that Lexan can be dangerous to my health, I've severely limited my use of them.
One thing I now do: I save Auquafina and Dasani water bottles to reuse. They are typically made out of #1 plastic, which, to my knowledge, is not as risky as using #7 plastic.
If you have some time, you might be interested to read what Dr. Mercola has to say about the toxicity of Lexan in his article "Nalgene Water Bottles Appear to Be Unsafe."
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