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Drinking from plastic bottles left in cars 'not dangerous'

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.

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