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ust when we thought we were feeling a bit smug with ourselves for always have a bottle of water on the Tube and that like we're told, we've been hit with the terrifying news that getting our recommended amount of H2O might be super, super unhealthy.
Yep, while most of us are guilty of holding on to a plastic bottle for longer than probably necessary (hey, there's no shame in wanting people to think you drink Fiji every day), it turns out that the containers you're refilling contain so many germs you might as well lick your toilet.

LICK. YOUR. TOILET. What fresh hell is this?

Treadmillreviews tested refilled water bottles that had been used by an athlete for a week, and in stats provided to Metro revealed that the highest number of bacteria found on one bottle contained over 900,000 colony forming units per square cm on average - aka more than your standard toilet seat.

And worse still, researchers found that a whopping 60% of the germs found were capable of making you sick - meaning that if you've been randomly under the weather lately, you may have just found the culprit.

But that's not all. As well as the fact it's clearly disgustingly unhygienic, Good Housekeeping have discovered there are a bunch of nasty chemicals from the plastic which get released as it breaks down with frequent use.

Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD told the magazine these chemicals "can have effects on every system in our bodies". Oh, joy.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/healthtr...li=BBnba9O
I'm still gonna' do it, but now I'll have more anxiety about doing so. Thanks! Russian
i never refill my bottles, glad i dont..never knew the risk factors involved.
Yeah, that's going to happen if you don't wash it - you reuse a coffee cup, after washing it!

These fucks will stop at nothing to get you to consume more - even trying to "fear" you into buying more shit you don't need with money you don't have...
Oh, that explains it. Facepalm
we californians have crazy tax on certain containers called the CRV tax. which adss $1.20 on top of the price of the water bottle or juice bottle. no other states have this, thanks governer brown
(06-30-2017, 11:51 PM)SR-25 Wrote: [ -> ]we californians have crazy tax on certain containers called the CRV tax. which adss $1.20 on top of the price of the water bottle or juice bottle. no other states have this, thanks governer brown

And who's pocket does all that money go into?

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(07-01-2017, 12:19 AM)Weasel Keeper Wrote: [ -> ]
(06-30-2017, 11:51 PM)SR-25 Wrote: [ -> ]we californians have crazy tax on certain containers called the CRV tax. which adss $1.20 on top of the price of the water bottle or juice bottle. no other states have this, thanks governer brown

And who's pocket does all that money go into?

thats a good question!

SR nli
I only ever refill water bottles.. I'm not paying $4 to drink water.. When the bottle begins to look a bit sad I update with a fresh one.. Lol.. Maybe twice a year..

Chuckle
(06-30-2017, 11:47 PM)Munchaab Wrote: [ -> ]Yeah, that's going to happen if you don't wash it - you reuse a coffee cup, after washing it!

These fucks will stop at nothing to get you to consume more - even trying to "fear" you into buying more shit you don't need with money you don't have...

This ^ ^.

Just trying to scare us into "buying new" more often.

imho
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