At the University of Florida, they did a study on bottled water from China. Hello? Dollar Store?
Plastic bottles are made of polyethylene terephthatlate--when warm, this releases antimony and bisphenol A--BPA.
The FDA continues to study this, but even at Mayo they think this may be bad for children.
In the study, worst case scenarios were tested--16 brands at 158 degrees F for four weeks.
Only one exceeded the EPA standard for antimony and BPA. Other brands--who knows?
The longer stored in a hot place--the worse. A garage or car trunk in summer perhaps?
My sister sips hot GatorAid--bleh. To me it tastes like sweat lemonade.