Ask an expert

24 Jan 2008

Bottled water in the sun.
Hi there Doc, just wanted to ask if the below e-mail is authentic??


Bottled water in your car.....very dangerous, woman!!!!
This is how Sheryl Crow got breast cancer. She was on the Ellen show and
said this same exact thing. This has been identified as the most common
cause of the high levels in breast cancer, especially in Australia .

A friend whose mother was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. The Doctor
told her: women should not drink bottled water that has been left in a car.

The doctor said that the heat and the plastic of the bottle have certain
chemicals that can lead to breast cancer. So please be careful and do not
drink bottled water that has been left in a car, and, pass this on to all
the women in your life. This information is the kind we need to know and be
aware and just might save us!!!! The heat causes toxins from the plastic to
leak into the water and they have found these toxins in breast tissue. Use
a stainless steel Canteen or a glass bottle when you can!!!

Let every one that has a wife/girfriend and daughter know please.
Answer 416 views

01 Jan 0001

Dear Naas
I too have seen this e-mail, but at the moment I am not sure if the claims are true or not. I am actually waiting for a colleague who is an expert on cancer to publish a statement regarding the potential carcinogenic properties of various plastics (bottles, cling wrap, microwave containers, etc) that we use regularly.
My advice would be to stick to glass bottles and containers until we have greater clarity.
Best regards
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
33% - 9320 votes
67% - 18606 votes