Have you been thinking that drinking water containers are a good choice for simple and inexpensive way to take your water with you? A drinking water container can provide you with a measure of convenience. There are a few things that you should know before buying one; though.
I'm naturally going on the assumption that you're already using a good home water purification system. You know, one that removes such contaminants as chlorine, THMs, VOCs, lead, pesticides, herbicides, and bacteria from your water, right? I'm assuming of course that you'll be putting only the freshest, purest water you can get in your drinking water containers.
I'm certain you are also using a showerhead filter, because you understand that chemicals in the water are easily inhaled in the steam from the shower, and the chemicals are also readily absorbed into your pores. If the water that was going into your new drinking water container was not up to your standard of quality, why waste your time and money.
When you go shopping around for good drinking water containers, you might just be looking for a color that would accessorize you training outfit. While getting one that pleases you aesthetically is fine, but it is not what you should be primarily concerned about.
The materials that were used in the manufacturing of your drinking water container are what should be the focus of your mind. Glass is by far the best material for transporting or storing water. Glass would be alright at the gym, but a little impractical for activities such as hiking or jogging.
The best material for drinking water containers for those kinds of activities would be polycarbonate or plastic. There is too much of a chance that a glass bottle could get broken during vigorous activities such as these. Then not only would you have no water left, but you would have nowhere to put the shards of broken glass so that the next person along the ppath would not get hurt.
If it sounds as though a plastic or polycarbonate drinking water container is the way for you to go, let me just warn you about one thing. When water sits in a plastic container for a period of time the chemical compounds used in the manufacturing of the plastic can see into the water.
Bisphenol A or BPA is a chemical compound which is used in the making of various polymers. BPA induces a chronic toxicity when consumed in low doses over a period of time. It is responsible for causing cancer, endocrine system disorder, and raises estrogen levels in humans.
This substance was found in approximately 90% of the urine samples taken in clinical studies here in America. This fact can probably be attributed to the switch to drinking bottled water, because it appeared to be a safer option that tap water. If plastic drinking water containers are what you've got your mind set on, just make sure that it is one labeled BPA-Free.
Although inconvenient for some activities, glass is a much safer material for drinking water containers, and if the choice was up to me, that's the path that I would follow.