A Better World with Reusable Water Bottles

For Our World, Our Nation, and Ourselves

Plastic is ubiquitous in our society. It is everywhere, in multiple formulations, thicknesses, usages, and packaging of everything from food to diapers. It is formulated from both non-renewable sources as well as renewable sources.

Ingredients in plastic

Plastic is made from natural gas, crude oil, coal, salt, and cellulose. They also contain a wide variety of chemicals to make them soft, hard, malleable, or rigid. According to a study published in 2011 in Environmental Health Perspectives, the majority of plastic products can release estrogenic chemicals that can harm us. This study included everything from sippy cups to plastic water bottles to food wrappings, and was done on many BPA-free plastics.

Three plastics to steer clear of that leach toxic chemicals when they are heated, pressurised or worn are polycarbonate, polystyrene, and PVC. Most fast food restaurants still put food in polystyrene, and most homes built in the last 50 years have PVC water pipes.

A better way for water bottles

Plastic water bottles are everywhere nowadays. The impact they are having on our health and environment is toxic.  from the absorption of harmful chemicals into our bodies to the floating masses of garbage in our oceans that are threatening marine and bird life.

To help stop this unnecessary waste, there is a better way to rehydrate. Metal or glass water bottles that are refillable are a wonderful alternative ingesting the chemicals from plastic water bottles. Shop Naturally and Biome both offer glass water bottles with some coming with their very own fashionable carry cover.

What makes these reusable water bottles a wonderful idea and easy to use is the range of Water Bottle Refill Stations and Drinking Fountains offered by Aquafil of Sydney, These water bottle refill stations are available with chilled or non-chilled, filtered or non-filtered  water options.

Aquafil is committed to helping protect our environment and the people who live in it. We offer drinking fountains, water bubblers, water cooler dispensers, office water coolers, and filtered water coolers in Sydney and Australia wide, so let’s switch to reusable water bottles for our world, our nation, and ourselves.

 

Why Chronic Dehydration is a Serious Issue

Your body needs food in order to survive, but it also needs water. While there is some water available in foods, your body needs more than that to stave off dehydration. Your body requires water to function effectively which results in water loss. To remain healthy, you must replace this water.

When your water intake is not equal to your water loss, you can become dehydrated. Chronic dehydration can affect many parts of your body:

  • Your organs, possibly leading to kidney stones
  • It can cause cholesterol problems
  • Constipation can be a result of dehydration
  • It can cause liver, muscle and joint damage
  • It can even be a life-threatening condition.

Fluid losses are more likely to occur in:

  • Warmer climates and seasons
  • During strenuous exercises
  • At high altitudes, and
  • In older adults or anyone whose sense of thirst is not as keen.

What dehydration does to the body

Dehydration upsets the body’s delicate balance, and can cause the following malfunctions:

  • When your body is dehydrated, it is more difficult for it to control its temperature
  • Dehydration can lead to a lowering of the volume of blood that is in your circulatory system. This means your heart has to work overtime to get the nutrients and oxygen to your extremities, organs, and brain. Thinking becomes tougher, and fatigue sets in faster
  • Dehydration can prevent the body from making enough saliva, which leads to bad breath and cavities
  • Dry skin is another side effect of dehydration
  • Muscle cramps occur due to changes in your electrolytes, sodium and potassium
  • Fever and chills are often the body’s way of signalling a dehydrated condition
  • Food cravings are a definite sign of dehydration
  • Headaches can also result from dehydration.

The answer to dehydration

Easy and convenient access to safe drinking water encourages people to stay hydrated. Drinking fountains, water cooler dispensers, office water coolers, refillable water bottles, and refillable water bottle stations are all great answers to the dehydration issue. Aquafil Water Refill Stations and Drinking Fountains have a range of products to help keep dehydration at bay. Get in contact now!

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