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Why should you avoid drinking water from a plastic bottle especially in the summer?


Why should you avoid drinking water

from a plastic bottle especially in the summer?

A renowned social media doctor has revealed that he does not use plastic water

bottles, urging everyone to follow his advice and avoid drinking water this way.

Sourab Sethi, a California-based doctor, warned that these products contain

a lot of toxic nanoplastics that stabilize in the body

and are associated with cancer and infertility.

A study published earlier this year found that the average water bottle

sold in the United States contained 240 thousand of these particles.

In a video on TikTok that :

has been viewed more than half a million times, the gastroenterologist begins

by saying: "Stop using plastic water bottles. These particles have the ability to

penetrate human cells and enter the bloodstream and main organs ".


he urged his followers to use receptacles made of

stainless steel and reusable for water consumption.

Dr. Sethi said drinking from a plastic bottle during hot days is the most harmful.


"The heat will cause more microplastics to be released into your water bottle."

But the video left some viewers with more questions than answers, with many

suggesting that tap water also contained harmful

toxins associated with health problems.

Reusable containers

such as stainless steel cups, were also found to

contain metals associated with various diseases.

Concerns about small plastics have grown in recent years. A study published in

2023 used biological models and biomarkers to determine

the toxic effects of nanoparticles when consumed.

The researchers found that plastic molecules can cause cell death

produce oxidation stress, damage DNA, and stimulate inflammatory responses

processes associated with tumor formation.

Other studies have found that exposure to small particles may lead to significant

birth defects in the heart that impair heart function in chicken embryos.

But the effects on humans depend on laboratory and animal studies without

direct evidence. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

said it was too early to panic about bottled water.