Reusing Plastic Water Bottles: Is It Safe?

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Investigates claims that reusing plastic water bottles is dangerous

Reusing Plastic Water Bottles Drinking from a plastic water bottle is an easy way to get the water your body needs.

Reusing a plastic water bottle is even more convenient. But is using a plastic water bottle in this way safe?

This article investigates claims that reusing plastic water bottles is dangerous.

There are a few alleged problems with the practice, each of which will be dealt with in order.

First is the idea that over time bacteria (and possibly fungus) will proliferate to a dangerous degree in a plastic water bottle.

It is true that each drink out of a water bottle will inevitably transfer some bacteria to the bottle.

Also, that bacteria can flourish inside of water bottles — but does this pose a serious risk?

The theory is true — as far as it goes.

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