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Do plastics impact health in adults?

I started drinking from a glass water bottle to reduce my exposure but I don't have any actual numbers to know how much impact it actually has to try and work out and what steps are worth taking to ...
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Is it not healthy way to boil water in plastic electric kettle?

I am planning to buy 1L electric kettle to make green tea as I live in a hostel. I live in India. Most of the products, in my budget, are made out of plastic and many comments under these product's ...
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How can I mitigate the risk of toxic compounds leeching from a water bottle?

Wikipedia says that: Research is ongoing as to whether plastic water bottles can leach hazardous chemicals into the water, especially when heated. And I know it's now fashionable for vendors to ...
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Is is safe to re-use McDonalds Lego Happy Meal Cups?

Over the last couple of years, we have accumulated several McDonalds Lego Happy Meal Cups from this release and other releases. We have been re-using them for drinks, both warm and cold and putting ...
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Swallowed very little and porous plastic parts. Might it be dangerous?

I ate something with my headphones on, and after eating I noticed that the ear speaker lose their covering film. I noticed as after lunch I touched them and had little black particles of the cover in ...
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Is eating refregerated home cooked food daily bad for health?

I cook food on Sunday in bulk quantity, enough to last me lunch and dinner till Wednesday (sometimes Thursday if I had to skip for outside food in between). I separate everyday meals in rubber maid ...
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Healthy practices: Bad smell in water bottle

I have this habit of having a water of bottle near me when I go to sleep. Not a while ago I used a plastic bottle for that - I refilled it each day or two. I read somewhere that plastic encourages ...
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Drinking water from glass instead of plastic

I recently learnt that it's healthier to store drinking water in glass objects instead of plastic ones. Okay, this would work if I use tap water but what about if I buy water that has already stayed ...
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Is BPA in can linings a health concern?

I've seen claims that canned food is bad for your health, because the linings often contain Bisphenol A (BPA). Is that true? Please back up your answers with reliable references.
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Why is it recommended to not expose plastic water bottles to sunlight?

Is there any substance that is released when the sun or some other heat source heats a plastic bottle (e.g. PET)? Are these substances dangerous to human health? A note about materials: I don't know ...