My friend Rachel Zoe got a very important email from her mother and it would be really great if you all could read it and pass it on….

From Johns-Hopkins: Bottled water in your car is very dangerous! On the Ellen show, Sheryl Crow said this is what caused her breast cancer. It has been identified as the most common cause of the high levels of dioxin in breast cancer tissue.

Sheryl Crow’s oncologist told her: Women should not drink bottled water that has been left in a car. The heat reacts with the chemicals in the plastic of the bottle which releases dioxin into the water. Dioxin is a toxin increasingly found in breast cancer tissue. So please be careful and do not drink bottled water that has been l left in a car.

Pass this on to all the women in your life. This information is the kind we need to know that just might save us! Use a stainless steel canteen or a glass bottle instead of plastic! LET EVERYONE WHO HAS A WIFE / GIRLFRIEND /DAUGHTER KNOW PLEASE!

Experts suggest: No plastic containers in microwave. No water bottles in freezer. No plastic wrap in microwave. A dioxin chemical causes cancer, especially breast cancer. Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don’t freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic.

Recently, Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital, was on a TV program to explain this health hazard. He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us. He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers… This especially applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastic releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body… Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrexor ceramic containers for heating food. You get the same results, only without the dioxin. So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc.,should be removed from the container and heated in something else. Paper isn’t bad, but you don’t know what is in the paper. It’s just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc. He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper. The dioxin problem is one of the reasons… Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran wrap, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead..

This is an article that should be sent to anyone important in Your life!

F.Y.I. Crate and Barrel has these water bottles that are made of glass, and are designed to go with you everywhere. They actually save you money since you can use them over and over again. Just fill them up with tap water.

Peace and Love

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  • KaraWilliamson

    Hi, I got here via your twitter link. A quick check of the urban legends website says that this is an urban legend. However I am in the UK so haven’t seen the Ellen show or the interview with Sheryl Crow but just to let you know that these things can usually be taken with a pinch of salt

  • Konstantin

    The water or bottle doesn’t even have to be cold. This is an article about what researchers found when they analyzed bottled water. Their results were published in the journal Environmental Science and Pollution Research.

    And the same goes for many plastic packaged foods not just bottled water.

    Hormone-mimics In Plastic Water Bottles Act As Functional Estrogens

    Some quotes from the article:
    “plastic mineral water bottles contaminate drinking water with estrogenic chemicals”

    “the researchers found evidence of estrogenic compounds leaching out of the plastic packaging into the water”

    The authors conclude: “We must have identified just the tip of the iceberg in that plastic packaging may be a major source of xenohormone (man-made substance that has a hormone-like effect) contamination of many other edibles. Our findings provide an insight into the potential exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals due to unexpected sources of contamination.”

    You may also be interested in the documentary “FLOW – For The Love of Water”
    In part of that documentary, they mention tests done on bottled water and how unsafe it is and it’s unregulated. They found many dangerous chemicals in bottled water.
    The documentary’s website is:

  • Konstantin

    Typo Correction:
    In my first sentence should be:
    “The water or the bottle doesn’t even have to be hot. It can even be cold and chemicals will still leach out of the plastic into the water.
    This is an article about what researchers found when they analyzed bottled water. Their results were published in the journal Environmental Science and Pollution Research.

    And here are those links again:
    Hormone-mimics In Plastic Water Bottles Act As Functional Estrogens

  • feliciam06

    thank you so much for this, i had no clue that this could be happening with plastic water bottles. i recently lost my aunt to cancer and im trying to do anything i can to prevent me or anyone else from getting it again!

  • RonMwangaguhunga

    There is, according to NBC’s medical correspondent, some cause for concern:

  • Larissa_Eden

    Thanks this information is very cirtical to get out to women! I will surely pass this on to my mother and our friends.

    Do you think you could do a blog about women in the fashion business? For instant how you got started? Did you contact business partners or did they contact you? What should women who want to start their own line be aware of in general?

  • MarStorm

    There is no strong evidence but aluminium in deodorants could increase the risk of breast cancer too.

  • crzystarz143

    This is an old email being circulated. This link has various credible sources saying it’s FALSE.

  • used1syn

    BEYOND not true….Comments: False. In the United States, plastic bottles of the type used for commercially marketed water are regulated by the FDA as “food contact substances” and held to the same safety standards as food additives.

    This means, among other things, that the FDA has reviewed test data on the safety of the plastics used in water bottles — including the potential for hazardous chemicals leaching or “migrating” from the plastic into the water — and established that they pose no significant risk to human health. The water itself is also tested and must meet basic quality standards similar to those set by the Environmental Protection Agency for public drinking water.

    That is not to say that bottled water is absolutely free of contaminants, nor that chemical leaching never takes place. Studies done on water bottled in FDA-approved polyethylene terephthalate (PET), for example, did find trace amounts of potentially hazardous substances believed to have migrated from the plastic. The important point to take away, however, is that these amounts were miniscule and well within the safety limits set by FDA and EPA regulators.

    According to Dr. Rolf Halden of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, consumers face a much greater risk from potential exposure to microbial contaminants in bottled water — germs, to you and me — than from chemical ones. For that reason, most experts suggest not refilling or reusing empty bottles.

    It should also be noted that the plastics used in the manufacturer of reusable water bottles vary in composition and quality and may be more susceptible to chemical leaching.

    Note on Sheryl Crow: Another version of this message contains the additional claim that pop singer Sheryl Crow announced during a 2006 appearance on the Ellen Degeneres TV show that she got breast cancer as a result of drinking bottled water. While it is true that she discussed her bout with cancer on that show and, among other things, cautioned viewers against drinking water from heated plastic bottles, my understanding is that she did not directly attribute her own cancer to that cause. On September 1, 2006 she issued a similar warning in a statement on her website but, again, did not specifically claim that bottled water was the cause of her own illness.
    PLUS, there are no dioxins in plastic
    * There is no connection between cancer-causing dioxins and bottled water because there are no dioxins in plastics.

    * While heating plastic may not cause it to release dioxins, it can result in the release of other potentially harmful chemicals. This is not only true for plastic water bottles, but also plastics heated in the microwave, plastic baby bottles heated in water, and even pacifiers heated in a baby’s mouth. (If you’re a mom, do some research; there’s a lot of information out there about the safest choices.)

    * Freezing plastic impedes the release of chemicals, which means the frozen water bottle myth is a lot of hooey.

    * Bottled water is not regulated in the same way tap water is. Drinking tap may be safer for you, and it will cut down on your contribution to plastic waste.

  • atarijen

    I use all glass containers at my home. I have a whole house water filtration system so there is no need to buy bottled water. This is just the tip of the iceberg. The FDA is too underfunded and entrenched with special interests. I don’t take their studies with a grain of salt because they allow a whole mess of toxins into the food when they stand to make a profit.

  • Bellavita

    It’s kind of funny while reading this there was a Fiji Water ad haha

  • RichieFanNet

    I’ve always known that bottled water really isn’t the best for you, even though most people think it’s more clean and whatnot, but this is pretty shocking and worrying.

  • Charlene.

    I didn’t know that bottled water were dangerous for us, especially for a women. People think it’s more practical so less dangerous but it’s an mistake. Thank you for this text, very interesting! xx

  • brini

    I’ve heard that also in France. If this is true ? who knows … but when there’s a doubt, I prefer avoid it anyway

  • auhep

    I really like the article.
    I’m studiyng Chemistry and that’s a very interesting subject to investigate!
    Thanks for the article!


  • BeautyBlogger

    I found a site similar to this information, and it speaks about cosmetic dangers, which ingredients to avoid ect.

    If you have time, check it:

    But these are some points that may concern you Nicole, for Harlow’s health and your fetus:

    Reduce your use of nail polish. It’s one of the few types of products that routinely contains ingredients linked to birth defects.Avoid using nail polish altogether, particularly when you are pregnant.

    Avoid the use of baby powder on newborns and infants. A number of ingredients common in powder have been linked to cancer and other lung problems when they are inhaled. FDA warns that powders may cause lung damage if inhaled regularly.

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  • J Rose

    You’re an idiot. Take this crap down, it’s not true!