Is silicone better than BPA free plastic?

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I’ve been thinking about writing a post about silicones in food for a while now because I’ve been getting a lot of questions about it… so I hope to help you clear up any doubts about its safety!!!

The original product for making silicones is silica (or silicon dioxide). It is abundant in sandstone, beach sand and other similar rocks – silica is also the main ingredient in glass – and depending on the conditions under which it is obtained as well as subsequent chemical processes, silicone can take a variety of physical forms including oil, gel and solid.

Silicone is toxic to the skin.

Water is usually transported in a bottle, but recycling plastic bottles from supermarkets is not a good idea. These containers contain a number of chemical components that are harmful to health, such as bisphenol A (BPA). Therefore, to protect ourselves against this component and generate less waste, the best option is to buy a reusable water bottle made of glass, silicone, aluminum or BPA-free plastic.

Their main feature is that they keep liquids hot or cold for much longer than any other type of bottle. They are a wise choice for those who want to keep their water cool in the summer months.

Silicone odor is toxic

If there is one ingredient that causes discord in the world of cosmetics, it is undoubtedly silicones. There are many opinions about the use of silicones in cosmetics and there has been a lot of talk about the advantages or disadvantages of using products containing silicone in their composition. There are even many people who shy away from any product (whether for skin or hair) that contains silicone.

But… to what extent is the bad reputation silicone has acquired justified? Are silicones really bad for the skin or hair? Let’s analyze what silicones really are and what properties they have.

Silicone is a polymer made of silicon and oxygen. It is widely used in many products that we use in our daily life thanks to its properties: it perfectly resists high temperatures and other extreme conditions, such as humidity or radiation. Its high resistance is the main characteristic that has made silicone such a widely used compound: it is used in medicine, in cooking, in personal care…

Silicone is biodegradable

BPA is a chemical component in some plastics that, under certain conditions, migrates into food or beverages. Different studies speak of the danger of this component, which is so difficult to eliminate that it accumulates in the body.

If you want to contribute to the environment and also to your health, it is time you decided to buy a reusable bottle. Before this purchase and without knowing about chemical components such as BPA, the question arises: What material should my reusable water bottle be made of?

The problem may be its weight and fragility. For this reason, many brands, such as this MIU Color bottle, incorporate a silicone cover that is very comfortable to wear and makes it resistant and perfect for daily life, travel or sports. In addition, it should be noted that silicone does not contain BPA and insulates from heat.

Bisphenol A or BPA is a chemical compound used to synthesize polycarbonate and resins, which are used to manufacture food containers, canteens, glues and varnishes. It is classified as an endocrine disruptor (a chemical that behaves like a hormone) and can affect the reproductive health of both men and women.