Urban legends surrounding plastics and carcinogens: http://www.snopes.com/toxins/plastic.htm
This is what Johns Hopkins has to
say about dioxins and plastic water bottles: http://www.jhsph.edu/PublicHealthNews/articles/Halden_dioxins.html
I think the most important point of this article is to be aware of the
source of the water.
Joe Bassett of Toledo, Ohio, a member of the CHI Board of Trustees, is considered an expert in the Alternative Health field, having devoted over 30 years of study to it. Mr. Basset recalls that over one-third of the brands of bottled water on sale in Ohio had to be pulled from the shelves when the state passed a law requiring that bottled water meet the same minimum standards required of tap water in Ohio.
However, there IS mounting evidence of plastics causing or being connected
to various forms cancer: http://www.procicaribe.org/oldproci/newsletters/apr01/news.htm,
The conclusion? Plastizers
(plasticizers) do leach into water from plastics, and these plastizers
are known to accumulate in the body, but no studies have been done on the
long-term effects, therefore, the situation is allowed to exist and continue.
Me, I’m storing my self-processed filtered water in glass.