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How on earth can I affordably obtain filtered water that has not been exposed to plastics. I have tried and tried and have not been successful finding anything at a practical price. I know I have got to get rid of this exposure because it makes my throat hurt and my lips and tongue burn like oats do (which I tested positive for an allergy to). I needs help figuring this out if anybody has ideas. If I don't figure something out soon I'm gonna end up living like a caveman or live in the woods where I can build my own distillment mechanism with a pot and some bamboo over fire or something. Lol I'm clueless. Appreciate any suggestions, although I don't know that anyone else on here has developed an allergy to plastics.

Something strange: the thinner the plastic, the worse it is like those plant recycled dasani bottles.. I now know why gum bothers me because it all has man made plastics in it! What! Come to think of it I need to check out xanthan gum as I use it frequently just to make sure it is all natural. Boy my body sure does not like fake lol. I can truly say I have an allergy to fake.

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Get a Britta or a PUR water filter for your tap.

I've read that the PUR is better even than the really expensive water purifiers/filters!!

and certainly better than bottled water!

they sell refill cartridges and you don't have to haul water...and it isn't in contact with plastic.

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Another option is to buy your own water distiller. We had a countertop one for about 10 years before it broke- was around $150 I think? Disttill your tap water.

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Get a Britta or a PUR water filter for your tap.

I've read that the PUR is better even than the really expensive water purifiers/filters!!

and certainly better than bottled water!

they sell refill cartridges and you don't have to haul water...and it isn't in contact with plastic.

But isn't PVC plastic? All of the pipes in our house are made of that. And they were to the main line as well until we had them replaced with copper.

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Are there any natural springs near where you live? We have one here and it is always packed with people getting water. Now what you would put that water in to transport? I don't know. You can also buy some bottled water in glass bottles.

http://www.sanpellegrino.com/

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Are there any natural springs near where you live? We have one here and it is always packed with people getting water. Now what you would put that water in to transport? I don't know. You can also buy some bottled water in glass bottles.

http://www.sanpellegrino.com/

We used to have a natural spring just down the road but recently several tornadoes ripped through the area and I wouldn't begin to know whether it is contaminated or whether the property owners even still live there let alone whether they still offer buying from the spring.

I was concerned about the pipes in the house too I know they have plastic so I am pretty overwhelmed right now with gluten-free, DF, oat allergy, and corn allergy. But plastics is something I seriously don't know how to avoid. I mean I may even have problems with foods in plastics as well. I am so overwhelmed and anxious right now. I guess ima buy a distiller or one of those expensive filters. I guess I don't have a choice. Thanks guys for your input. I will try and find a spring nearby in the, meantime if they are not all dried up.

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I think a number of the plastic water bottles now incorporate corn derivatives into the plastic don't they? Maybe that is your issue?

I buy still water in glass bottles - which is a total and utter pain, especially lugging them around from place to place, but I guess you never know what may help do you?!

It may otherwise be worth getting in touch with a few manufacturers and seeing what they use in the plastic, although generally the plastic is pretty bad for you in terms of thyroid functioning etc - hence my conclusion re water in glass bottles. Or soon I may start collecting rain water instead..!!!!!!!!!!

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Razzle, could it be the corn you are reacting to? When you spoke about the thinner plastics being

worse I thought of corn right away. In an effort to rid plastics of BPA they have found a replacement that is made with corn. Those clear plastic water bottles are the worst offenders. I react badly to them. I can still drink out of the cloudy plastic that they use for gallon jugs or milk jugs.

I'm not doubting that you have a plastic allergy at all. After reading your post I looked it up and, wow, what a nightmare! There are some people so allergic to plastics they can't even use credit cards. I think that in today's world, those people would have to live in a bubble - a GLASS bubble.

When I read stuff like that I thank God all I have is celiac, corn intolerance, nightshade intolerance salicylate sensitivity, and asperin allergy!

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Razzle, could it be the corn you are reacting to? When you spoke about the thinner plastics being

worse I thought of corn right away. In an effort to rid plastics of BPA they have found a replacement that is made with corn. Those clear plastic water bottles are the worst offenders. I react badly to them. I can still drink out of the cloudy plastic that they use for gallon jugs or milk jugs.

I'm not doubting that you have a plastic allergy at all. After reading your post I looked it up and, wow, what a nightmare! There are some people so allergic to plastics they can't even use credit cards. I think that in today's world, those people would have to live in a bubble - a GLASS bubble.

When I read stuff like that I thank God all I have is celiac, corn intolerance, nightshade intolerance salicylate sensitivity, and asperin allergy!

Thats what i was thinking to. Not specifically corn but that it was an ingredient being used in some of the plastics! That makes a lot of senseb now. Today was my first day dairy and corn free (nothing with corn starch) and i finally had a day i did not bloat :D soooo excited! Although i am really gonna miss cheese (maybe hopefully not permanent) and miss my favorite corn tortilla soup but it is worth it for to be healthier and not in constant pain and misery.

I wondered why the foods that were exposed to plastic didnt bother me. I think you were right, the allergy test may have not detected some allergies. My allergist suspected that and wrote an order for some RAST tests but i didnt get them done because im kinda broke right now. You are a lifesaver thank you!

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Razzle, could it be the corn you are reacting to? When you spoke about the thinner plastics being

worse I thought of corn right away. In an effort to rid plastics of BPA they have found a replacement that is made with corn. Those clear plastic water bottles are the worst offenders. I react badly to them. I can still drink out of the cloudy plastic that they use for gallon jugs or milk jugs.

I'm not doubting that you have a plastic allergy at all. After reading your post I looked it up and, wow, what a nightmare! There are some people so allergic to plastics they can't even use credit cards. I think that in today's world, those people would have to live in a bubble - a GLASS bubble.

When I read stuff like that I thank God all I have is celiac, corn intolerance, nightshade intolerance salicylate sensitivity, and asperin allergy!

I react to things sporadically and one of those things is nylon. Happened to me as a child. I got a weird itchy rash on the bottom of my feet which the Dr. said was caused by the nylon in my socks. I had to stop wearing them and could only wear cotton socks. I was a dancer so I did have to wear tights. I found I could wear them for an hour or two but after that the rash came back.

This seemed to go away for awhile, only to come back as an adult. I began reacting to my earrings so I bought some that said they were hypoallergenic. I got the worse rash ever! Turns out they were made of nylon. At that time women still wore nylon hose when they wore dresses. I found I could only wear hose for an hour or two or I would get the rash.

Thankfully I don't have that problem now because I have to wear compression hose and they are made of nylon!

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I think a number of the plastic water bottles now incorporate corn derivatives into the plastic don't they? Maybe that is your issue?

I buy still water in glass bottles - which is a total and utter pain, especially lugging them around from place to place, but I guess you never know what may help do you?!

It may otherwise be worth getting in touch with a few manufacturers and seeing what they use in the plastic, although generally the plastic is pretty bad for you in terms of thyroid functioning etc - hence my conclusion re water in glass bottles. Or soon I may start collecting rain water instead..!!!!!!!!!!

Yay! I kept having a problem trying to reply to your post idk why. You and bartfull I think are right. Thx you two have been a tremendous help. I think I will check up on certain plastics like the other water pitchers and sink filters. That may not pose a problem. I am sure my allergist can help verify. I was so close to the edge just a little while ago and now I feel much more confident I can do this. Can you not use stainless steel bottles?

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