Drinking hot beverages...in plastic cups...bad?

Discussion in 'Health' started by Midget, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. Midget

    Midget Senior Member

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    When I'm at home, I almost always drink tea, coffee, etc...out of a glass mug. Just today, I read something about how drinking out hot beverages out of plastic mugs was bad for you. Is it? What do you guys think? I usually dump stuff in a plastic mug if I'm goign somewhere, but if it's bad for you, I'm gonna pay for the extra cost for a stainless steel travel mug, or some other alternative. What do y'all think?
     
  2. nimh

    nimh ~foodie~

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    yup, it's bad. full of nasty hormone disrupting xenoestrogens. nalgene bottles are especially bad, even for cold bevvies. go for something inert that people have been using for a loooong time, like glass or clay. i use glass bottles to carry water around with me, and havent had any breakage problems yet.
     
  3. Midget

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    Hmm...interesting. Everyone talks about how Nalgene bottles are great lol.
     
  4. thehipsterdufus

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    even some stainless steel travel mugs are lined with plastic

    they're harder to find, but I use porcelin -lined thermoses
     
  5. Midget

    Midget Senior Member

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    I've seen some that have no plastic lining on the inside...just all stainless steel.
     
  6. nimh

    nimh ~foodie~

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    HAHA, yes, totally indestructable and they come in fantastic colours, but they'll make you sterile and give you cancer!!

    I've got a couple of all stainless steel coffee mugs. they're okay i guess, but of course they have plastic lids. :rolleyes: i got them for my kiddo to use as sippy cups when he used to spill everything all the time.

    i suppose if you wanted to use something traditional and very interesting in looks, that you could go for a yerba mate gourd. people have been using gourds to hold food and liquids for a lonnnnnnnnng time. i doubt that there would be any health risks in using them, anyways.[​IMG]
     
  7. Midget

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    lol...usually I take the lid off my stainless steel mugs if I'm just drinking out it and not moving around a lot. Nalgene bottles sound like the devil now. :p I'm gonna have to do some research. :p
     
  8. Crystaleyez

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    Nalgene bottles aren't bad. They're a special kind of plastic that doesn't seep.
     
  9. nimh

    nimh ~foodie~

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    nalgene bottles are made out of polycarbonate and, yes, they do leach.

    Do a google for polycarbonate and xenoestrogen. you'll find a lot of information...
     
  10. nimh

    nimh ~foodie~

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  11. Crystaleyez

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    Aw man...I travel like eight months of the year. I don't know what to use for water. Thanx tho
     
  12. nimh

    nimh ~foodie~

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    you know the glass bottles that minute maid juice comes in? i've been using one of those in my daypack for almost a year, and it hasnt broken yet. there's a little bit of plastic lining in the lid, but not much.

    or stainless steel, it's inert and it definitely doesnt break.

    i dont trust the 'safer' plastics that havent been proven to leach yet. they're not required to do studies on stuff like that, so i dont gamble my health on it. if a material has been used by humans for food storage for centuries or even millenia then i figure that it's probably okay to use.
     
  13. Crystaleyez

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    Thanks nimh I'll try it.
     
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