To save money and lessen our impact on the environment, more and more people carry their own drinking water when they are at the gym, hiking or running errands around town. They usually do this because it’s not safe to drink out of water fountains which contain chlorine and fluoride.
To carry your water you have a choice: plastic, stainless steel or glass. Plastic being cheap, light , disposable and unbreakable, is most often used despite the fact that it contains bisphenol-A (BPA) chemical which has been linked to breast and prostate cancers.
Plastic vs Stainless Steel vs Glass
Most water bottles are made with polyethylene terephthalate, a plastic derived from crude oil.
According to several studies, polycarbonate plastic gradually leaches a chemical called bisphenol-A (BPA) into foods and liquids that are stored in containers made from this material. The trouble is BPA may damage reproductive organs and has additional adverse effects by fostering the creation of tumors, causing breast cancer and destroying prostate by reducing sperm count.
As more and more people become aware of the impact that plastic bottles have on our health and our environment, reusable bottles made of glass or stainless steel are becoming increasingly popular with those that want to take their filtered or spring water with them wherever they go.
Stainless steel bottles
These bottles can take quite a lot of abuse without breaking, although they may get dented. But, the most important thing is, you can reuse them.
Stainless steel bottles are the second best option (to glass) and the best option if you can’t have a glass for reasons of safety (because it shatters when dropped).
It is by far the best way to store both food and liquids. Glass doesn’t impart any flavors into the water or whatever liquid you have in the bottle. Glass is made from natural materials, heated sand and lime, and is dishwasher safe.
It does not impart unpleasant plastic off-taste to water and other beverages like plastic can.
Switching from plastic to glass is good for you, your family, and the environment and the fact that reusable glass bottles are gaining in popularity, shows that more and more people are making the right choice.
Miron Glass Water Bottles
Miron glass was developed by a Swiss scientist and has outstanding capabilities of preserving substances contained within for extended periods of time. Normal tap water, for example, has been kept fresh in violet Miron glasses for over three years without any artificial preservation techniques being applied. Easily perishable foods have also been maintained for up to 3 weeks in Miron glass (which is great news for all hikers and campers).
The scientist claimed that remedies stored in containers made of this glass will not only be preserved for decades but will also be enriched/activated. Tests done during the last decades confirm this thesis.
Many other substances that would normally degrade over time have also been kept fresh for years in Miron Glass. Easily perishable substances such as crushed fruits, raw egg, etc. have also been kept fresh for weeks in Miron Glass containers.
How is this possible?
Miron glass, also known as Egyptian violet glass, allows only violet, ultra-violet and infra-red rays to pass through it. It works as a natural filter blocking all visible light, except the violet light. This means it blocks out the damaging kind of light, allowing only the beneficial light to penetrate. The valuable light improves the quality of substances in the bottle, extending the shelf-life as well as potency of perishable products without any preservatives.
Main Benefits of Miron Glass
Extended shelf life
Protection from decomposition
Natural protection properties
Revitalizing effect of organic life
So, help keep the planet (and your health) free of plastic as much as possible! Go with glass, and if you can afford it, with Miron glass. Water carried in these bottles will not only remain fresh and safe to drink for months, but will be considerably enhanced especially if kept in the sun for couple of hours.