Since I wrote "To Be or Not to Be Organic", a list of the top 12 items that MUST be bought organic due to the hideous amounts of toxic pestisides (also known as "the dirty dozen"), I have been thinking (obsessing) about other ways to ensure a healthy life...things that are under our control, simply by being smart and making the right choices. One thing that comes to mind that has received a lot of recent press is plastic bottles. Here's what I found...
*According to http: trustedmd.com, it is not recommended to refill plastic bottles made from #1 plastic.
*Many #7 bottles contain Bisphenol, a harmful xenoestrogen that may interfere with human hormonal messaging.
*Numbers 2 (high density polypropylene), #4 (low density polypropylene), and #5 (polypropylene) should be safe.
*As for baby bottles, use glass or #2 HDPE
source: yale sustainability blog
That's my two cents on the subject. Part of being a Skinny Beast should also include being a Happy and Healthy Beast. Good luck finding the #2 (hehe), #4, or #5...they're tough to find. I've been flipping a lot of bottles over lately, and the majority are #1's.