Due to health concerns associated with reusable and disposable plastic bottles, many people choose to use metal water bottles instead. The most common types of metal water bottles on the market are aluminum or stainless steel. Both are 100% recyclable and more environmentally friendly than plastic, but which water bottle material is best for your health? Let's take a closer look.
Is the aluminum water bottle drinkable?
Aluminum is light, stylish, and looks a lot like stainless steel. However, there are some important differences. First of all, drinking aluminum bottled beverages can cause health problems. Although not proven, aluminum used in food and beverage containers and cooking utensils has been linked to Alzheimer's disease.
Aluminum itself is not drinkable. It is a metal that reacts to acidity, so aluminum beverage containers should be covered with plastic. The liner may contain toxic chemicals, such as BPA or other microplastics that can be submerged in water. BPA-free aluminum bottles are a safer choice, but they are still not as safe as stainless steel water bottles. Over time, the liner can also get scratched or damaged, especially if you fill the bottle with hot drinks, which will expose the aluminum.
Aluminum is not as heat-resistant as stainless steel. It is not dishwasher safe and should not be washed at high temperatures, so bacteria can survive longer in aluminum bottles.
Are stainless steel water bottles drinkable?
The safest reusable water bottle is a high-quality stainless steel water bottle. In contrast, Koodee's reusable stainless steel water bottles are better than plastic or aluminum water bottles. Stainless steel is a non-toxic material and does not require coating. It is a metal that does not leach chemicals, even if the bottle is damaged or you fill the bottle with boiling liquids, such as tea and coffee. In addition, since stainless steel bottles can be cleaned at high temperatures, there is less risk of bacteria contaminating the water. Regularly cleaning reusable water bottles with soap and hot water can kill bacteria easily and effectively so you can stay safe during the COVID 19 pandemic.
Some thermos stainless steel water bottles can even be washed in the dishwasher, but be sure to check the manufacturer's washing instructions before putting the bottle in the dishwasher. (FLASKE bottles cannot be washed in the dishwasher)
Which stainless steel bottle is the best?
While safer than plastic and aluminum bottles, even stainless steel bottles are not 100% risk-free. Some popular brands of insulated stainless steel water bottles have been found to contain toxic components that contain lead. This lead is usually found in the seal points at the bottom of poor-quality double-walled stainless steel cylinders.
To ensure the safety of the water you drink, the best water bottle material is food grade 18/8 stainless steel. Quality refers to the composition of the metal, 18% chromium and 8% nickel, which is one of the highest grades of stainless steel available. When you buy a food grade 18/8 stainless steel water bottle, you can be sure that it will not submerge chemicals in your water, even if the bottle is scratched, dented, or aged. It is also safe to use with hot liquids as there is no need for a liner so there will be no bad taste.
Conclusion: What is the best material for a water bottle?
Drinking from Koodee reusable water bottles has several benefits: it saves money, minimizes plastic waste, and is more beneficial to your health. But not all metal water bottles are the same. Drinking low-quality aluminum or stainless steel water bottles poses a threat to your health. When purchasing a reusable metal water bottle, be sure to choose a food grade 18/8 stainless steel water bottle, such as a vacuum flask stainless steel insulated bottle.
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