Does water expire?

Don’t be surprised if you pick a water bottle after a long and tiring day of travel and find it has passed the expiry date.

You'll find that packaged drinking water bottles have an expiry date mentioned on their labels. It's not because the water goes bad. It's because of the use of plastic bottles.

Water, in its pure form, does not go bad as it is a naturally occurring compound. But, the contamination that affects its quality is a matter of concern.

It is never a good idea to drink from expired plastic bottles as plastic can start leaching into the water over time or due to an increase in temperature.

WHAT HAPPENS TO BOTTLED WATER AFTER THE EXPIRY DATE?

According to a study from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), researchers found that participants who drank for a week from polycarbonate bottles.

HOW TO STORE WATER?

Storing water is the most important part of saving it for a longer period. Identifying the amount to be stored and a cool and dry place are the preliminary steps.

One should keep in mind that copper and steel vessels are ideal for long-term storage. For regular use, one can always opt for BPA-free plastic containers or glass bottles.

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