Drinking water from plastic bottles that have grown hot after being left in cars is safe, said Department of Medical Sciences director-general Dr Aphichai Mongkol on Monday .
E-mails, now dismissed as hoaxes, have been doing the rounds for a few years warning about the so-called dangers of plastic bottles, containers and films.
The e-mails generally claim that drinking water from hot plastic bottles releases cancer-causing chemicals called dioxins. But a study by the Department of Medical Sciences found no dangers in drinking such water.
The experiment was conducted |on 18 different brands of drinking water. The scientists left the plastic bottles in the cars for one day and seven days before studying if the water contained cancer-causing chemicals. They found no traces of dioxins.