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    It's good for the environment and for a couple of months reusing is ok but not for too long as the toxins in the plastic sometimes get into the water if you do that.
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    (Original post by chipturtle)
    Just a related point: my dentist was telling me the other day how he trained in an area where the water supply was fluoridated, and they had to send the students to dental practices in other regions so that they could see enough cases of decay... He was probably exaggerating slightly, but I think the benefits of water fluoridation are real. I wish that my local water supply was fluoridated....

    And RE plastic bottles, I'm in the habit of reusing mine until it gets too battered or I lose it. I rinse it out, focusing on the bottle neck whenever I remember to, and it seems to be fine. *shrugs*
    It's probably true that there are benefits to fluoride. There is evidence for both, I have seen studies that say that water fluoridation improves bone density, but I have also seen similar studies whereby fluoride was used to treat osteoporosis patients, and the fracture rate actually increased.

    I'm no expert, but in my opinion some fluoride is healthy, but too much can actually lead to negative consequences, and this is kind of hard to manage when you don't really know how much fluoride is in the water as it depends on region, supplier, etc.

    Although none of this was actually part of the OP's post...so I've effectively derailed this thread into a debate on fluoride.
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    I tend to use a bottle until the label starts to become white (see attachment). After which, I'll buy a new bottle (usually Cola or Oasis) and reuse that.

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    I do this all the time, get so many funny looks but as a result I'm saving about £10 a month. Who's laughing now? :P
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    (Original post by mikeyd85)
    I tend to use a bottle until the label starts to become white (see attachment). After which, I'll buy a new bottle (usually Cola or Oasis) and reuse that.
    Don't you ever find that using a coke bottle makes the water taste weird though? Or is that just me? :dontknow:


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    I agree with everything you said there *thumbs up*, yeah we should probably stop derailing this thread now
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    (Original post by chipturtle)
    Don't you ever find that using a coke bottle makes the water taste weird though? Or is that just me? :dontknow:




    I agree with everything you said there *thumbs up*, yeah we should probably stop derailing this thread now
    No... I wash it out first...
 
 
 
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