Problems With Freezing Water in Bottles?

Answer Internet articles and emails have warned people not to freeze water in plastic bottles. Doing so releases dioxins from the bottle, which can cause cancer. The emails are often titled "Johns Hopkins... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Problems With Freezing Water in Bottles

Is freezing water in plastic bottles harmful?

Plastic water bottles do not leach toxins or form the dangerous compound dioxin, according to the American Chemistry Council. The belief that freezing water in plastic bottles persists because of e... Read More »

Does reusing or freezing plastic water bottles cause them to break down into dioxins or carcinogens?

This urban legend, though widespread, is false. PET, or polyethylene terephthalate, is the plastic commonly used in single-use beverage containers, and does not contain dioxins. The risk in reusing... Read More »

Problems With Children's Water Bottles?

Reusable water bottles are a practical choice for school lunches, trips to the beach and daily use. Using reusable water bottles cuts down on the litter and garbage that puts a strain on the enviro... Read More »

Differences Between Reusable Water Bottles and Plastic Bottles?

Designers and manufacturers make water bottles in a variety of different styles and shapes. If a bottle is a single use only, attention is paid to certain aspects, such as safety-sealed lids. If a ... Read More »