There has been a debate internationally on whether PET bottles, which are the mainstay of plastic bottles and disposable food containers, discharge harmful chemicals when exposed to heat or high temperature.
Now, the debate has been over. The PET bottles are diagnosed to be safe by the CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFRTI), Mysore.
The analysis over PET bottles concluded that antimony, arsenic, barium, cadmium, chromium, cobalt, lead, mercury, selenium, and zinc were below their detection limits of 0.001 mg/kg.
The BPA (bisphenol A), a synthetic organic compound, was below its detection limit of 0.02 mg/kg.
The study was commissioned by the industry body named Pet Packaging Association for Clean Environment (PACE).