See the letters you in recycle symbol, like PP and HDP, This is what you need to know:
PET or PETE, – stands for single-use bottles. These bottles can possibly release heavy metals and chemicals that affect the hormonal balance in the body.
It is intended for single use only; repeated use increases the risk of leaching and bacterial growth.
HDP or HDPE, – plastic that practically releases no chemicals. Your water safest of this type of plastic. “HDPE used to make milk jugs, detergent and oil bottles, toys, and some plastic bags.
3V or PVC, It's release toxic chemicals that affect your hormonal body balance.
LDPE, – this plastic cannot be used in bottles production, but to used make plastic bags, even though it does not release any chemicals into the water. It's often found in shrink wraps, dry cleaner garment bags, squeezable bottles, and the type of plastic bags used to package bread.
PS, the plastic can leak carcinogenic substances. It's commonly used in the production of coffee cups and fast food casings.
PC or or non-labeled plastic, it’s likely to contain BPA chemicals and it is often used in the production of sports water bottles and food containers. Polycarbonate (PC) and “other” plastics, reuse and recycling are not recommend. It's potential for chemical leaching into food or drink products packaged in polycarbonate containers made using BPA (Bisphenol A). BPA is a xenoestrogen, a known endocrine disruptor.
From Now, check the bottom of the bottle twice!
Sources: Healthy Food House, EarthEasy, Healthy-Holistic-Living, FoodNavigator, realfarmacy, simpleorganiclife.