In our day-to-day lives, we exercise extreme caution when it comes to drinking water. Water is treated at multiple points before it reaches your tap and even at home, we tend to use water purifiers that promise to kill 99.99% bacteria, viruses(?) and any other pathogen that might infect you. But have you ever wondered, how safe is the bottle that we store the water in?
Coming back to fridge bottles, it is often a tendency to reuse bottles used to sell packaged drinking water/ aerated beverages. Made out of Polyethylene Terepthalate or PET, these bottles are recommended for one time use only. Unconfirmed studies have revealed that reusing PET bottles leaches a compound called DEHA (dihydroxyethylamine), which did cause a scare for a while.