It doesn’t take a registered meteorologist to know that it’s getting hot outside. We’re getting into the hottest part of the summer where a relaxing day at the beach can quickly turn into a sandy, sweaty sauna session. The humidity is high, temperatures are soaring, and the sun is scorching. Of course, sunscreen is an absolute must this time of the year or you’ll find yourself looking like Mr. Krabs or worse.
One aspect of the “worse” part is that people can quickly get dehydrated in the summer. The best way to combat dehydration? Water, of course. Even running weekend errands can leave you feeling desperate for a sip of H20 when temperatures rise, which is one of the reasons you may be one of the millions of people who carry around a bottle of water.
In recent years, there has been some debate about the health and safety issue of water bottles getting too hot. Many health bloggers believe that drinking water left in cars is unsafe to drink and consuming it can lead to cancer. This is due to the biphenyl A (BPA) levels in plastic water bottles that increase when the temperature hits 100 Celsius (or 212 F). The flip side to this is that the FDA has ensured Americans that plastic bottles pose no risk. However, there’s another safety issue involving water bottles at play here and one not many people know about.
Experts are warning that leaving a water bottle in your car can be dangerous because of the risk of fire. It sounds a little strange considering we’re talking about water – a substance used to distinguish fire – acting as an igniter but there’s video evidence that it’s possible.