In a July 2015 case, reported in the Irish Times, an Irish bottled water company had it’s products removed from the shelves of a major Irish retailer, after complaints of an off-water odour taste in it’s plastic bottled water. An off-water odour or plastic taste are common complaints made when bottled water is returned. Water has no flavorings to mask the plastic taste that often affects plastic bottled drinking water. It is very likely but more difficult to decipher if flavored mineral water and other soft drinks have this plastic taste due to the masking effect of the added flavours.
Chemicals from the plastic, leeching into the water or soft drink is a known problem with plastic bottles. To protect yourself from plastic chemicals in bottled water, flavored waters, minerals and other plastic bottled soft drinks, purchase them in glass bottles whenever possible or better still, don’t buy them. A low cost healthy alternative is to use a water filter in your home tap water and bring your own water in a re-usable cleanable water bottle. It’s also known that plastic bottled water may be just filtered tap water in disguise with many bottled water brands and not the beautiful mountain-stream water pictured on the label…Read More (PDF)