More Bad News for Plastic Containers?

Published: 21 April 2009
Category: PET (polyethylene terephthalate), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

“Environmental Sciences & Technology” reports new research analyzing mineral water held in bottles made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is raising questions about whether contaminants might leach from PET into the water where they mimic estrogen’s effects. The researchers tested 20 brands of mineral water sold in either glass or plastic bottles or both, and for all but one brand, mineral water stored in plastic bottles had higher estrogenicity than the same water stored in glass bottles.

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