Many people continue to use/refill plastic water bottles once empty. It’s recommended you stop! Besides the health threat of Bisphenol A (BPA) – a controversial chemical, which is used in the manufacture of plastics and is thought to interfere with sex hormones, these bottles can contain an abundance of bacteria! A recent study by Treadmill Reviews revealed that a water bottle used by athletes for a week collected the highest number of bacteria reached over 900,000 colony forming units per square cm on average. That’s more bacteria than the average toilet seat.
It also found that 60 per cent of the germs they found on the water bottles were able to make people sick. YUCK!!!