Water Water Everywhere...

j916
j916 Member Posts: 141
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
I know there is much debate with divided opinions about drinking bottled water and it's effect on breast cancer. I used to drink it all the time...since my diagnosis i have stopped completely. Weird thing, the entire year prior to my diagnosis, for the VERY FIRST TIME, i started carrying a case of it in my trunk so i would always have a bottle handy....the irony. I have a stainless steel bottle here at work, but don't like the taste of the water in it....i am scared to death to buy bottled water at the store when i'm out, and have resorted to drinking soda...diet soda...but then there's the controversy about sweetners...it seems like wherever i turn i am hitting walls about what is ok and not ok. It seems like whoever you ask, or which "medical authority" you research will give you conflicting advice.

Can you please give me your input on this subject? I'm thirsty, but afraid to drink :(

thanks,
Jeanne

Comments

  • Moopy23
    Moopy23 Member Posts: 1,751 Member
    Bottled Water
    Jeanne, I feel the same as you. Everyone and everything I read says not to drink from the plastic bottles. But they are so handy. I admit I continue to use them. My rationale is right now I need water, as much as I can drink; if using a plastic bottle helps me to drink more, I will use them. For now, anyway.
  • Marcia527
    Marcia527 Member Posts: 2,729
    I agree with you. I was
    I agree with you. I was afraid to drink bottled water for awhile but decided my body needs water so I'm just going to drink the stuff and not worry on it. I believe our tap water is good quality but we have a water softner and it makes the tap water soft. I had to decide if I want salt water or bottled. I don't think it's a good idea to leave bottled water in your trunk though. It gets pretty hot in there and they say heat makes the plastic leach. I don't know how true any of it is but decided to drink the bottled but not push the issue by leaving the bottles where it would get warm.

    By-the-way, I'm drinking bottled water as I type. I run with scissors too. Not really.
  • chickad52
    chickad52 Member Posts: 497
    I'M WITH YOU!!
    Jeanne, I with you, I have also stopped drinking bottled water when I heard on the news that there is no regulations on what water they use. I use my tap water from home and put it through a Brita filter. As far as sweeteners I have very rarely used them because of the link with them and Alzhiemers disease, which my mother had died from.Please don't be afraid to drink as when your on chemo you need lots of water!! Diane
  • Kat11
    Kat11 Member Posts: 1,931 Member
    Marcia527 said:

    I agree with you. I was
    I agree with you. I was afraid to drink bottled water for awhile but decided my body needs water so I'm just going to drink the stuff and not worry on it. I believe our tap water is good quality but we have a water softner and it makes the tap water soft. I had to decide if I want salt water or bottled. I don't think it's a good idea to leave bottled water in your trunk though. It gets pretty hot in there and they say heat makes the plastic leach. I don't know how true any of it is but decided to drink the bottled but not push the issue by leaving the bottles where it would get warm.

    By-the-way, I'm drinking bottled water as I type. I run with scissors too. Not really.

    I have to say, everytime you
    I have to say, everytime you turn around it's don't drink this, don't eat this, Then it's this is good for you. then it's oh no we were wrong it's not good for you. You could drive yourself crazy.
  • chenheart
    chenheart Member Posts: 5,159
    But Not A Drop To Drink......

    As far as stainless steel water bottles are concerned, soaking it over night in a dilute solution of water and vinegar seems to neutralize the metallic taste. Washing it after use with a mixture of baking soda and water does a good job of cleaning it. I have pretty good tasting water, but use a Brita filter to get rid of any unnecessary "yukkies" in the system. I drink water like a fool~ and find that if I add a lemon zest, or lime, or even orange in a pinch, it tastes refreshingly great, and I know I am hydrating myself. I hope this helps!

    All of the information, which changes daily, or even hourly in some instances reminds me of tho old question: "Well, aside from THAT, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play?"

    Hugs,
    Claudia
  • Kristin N
    Kristin N Member Posts: 1,968 Member
    chenheart said:

    But Not A Drop To Drink......

    As far as stainless steel water bottles are concerned, soaking it over night in a dilute solution of water and vinegar seems to neutralize the metallic taste. Washing it after use with a mixture of baking soda and water does a good job of cleaning it. I have pretty good tasting water, but use a Brita filter to get rid of any unnecessary "yukkies" in the system. I drink water like a fool~ and find that if I add a lemon zest, or lime, or even orange in a pinch, it tastes refreshingly great, and I know I am hydrating myself. I hope this helps!

    All of the information, which changes daily, or even hourly in some instances reminds me of tho old question: "Well, aside from THAT, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play?"

    Hugs,
    Claudia

    Actually, if you read and
    Actually, if you read and believe everything, you will eventually realize that everything will give you cancer. Kat is right.

    I drink water from the plastic bottles, and, have for years and will continue. You can't be afraid of everything.

    The other day there was an article how if you dyed your hair how that would give you cancer. I am not giving up my highlights for anything! lol

    Just use good common sense and do what you want. I choose to live my life and not live in fear of everything I read about that MAY cause cancer.

    Good luck to you!

    Kristin
  • cats_toy
    cats_toy Member Posts: 1,462 Member
    bottled water
    I have my hubby recycle his water bottles, only because they are filling up our land fills faster than any other product we use anymore.

    I can't listen to all the things we eat and drink or use that can cause cancer, because if you paid attention to them all, you couldn't eat, drink, touch or breathe anything.

    I think all in moderation is never a problem, the tests they run give these mice a years worth in a week, of course it's going to do damage.

    I actually get Sparkletts brought to our house because our tap water tastes so much like minerals, I can't drink it.

    =^..^=
  • Christmas Girl
    Christmas Girl Member Posts: 3,682 Member
    Water...
    I drink copious amounts of water, daily. We have excellent tap water here, which I filter through a Britta for at home drinking. I do keep some bottled water on hand, for take-along ease (and, yes, the empties get recycled). However, due to the latest news, I'm careful about keeping the bottles out of sun, from getting too warm, etc. (don't use plastic in the microwave, either).

    As many others have already posted, if we listened to every bit of news - there'd be nothing left to drink, eat, wear, breathe, do, the list goes on and on. Everything in moderation. Eat well, exercise, limit stress, enjoy life.

    Kind regards, Susan