Do plastic bottles contain a toxic substance?

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Some types of plastic bottles do, but not all.  The typical single use pop and water bottles have not been shown to release toxins into the liquids they contain, or to release them in quantity or type that does damage.  There is an urban legend that freezing a plastic water...

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Some types of plastic bottles do, but not all.  The typical single use pop and water bottles have not been shown to release toxins into the liquids they contain, or to release them in quantity or type that does damage.  There is an urban legend that freezing a plastic water bottle releases carcinogens, but there is no truth to this.

Rigid plastic bottles like those used for baby bottles are made with a substance called bisphenol A or BPA, which some testing has linked to cancer causing toxins when used and reheated repeatedly.  Some states have banned BPA's in products intended for children, and even if the danger proves nonexistent, many parents are already buying non-BPA alternatives for their kids.

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