FALSE. Fulvic acid, and humic acid, chelate inorganic metals, not plastic.
Furthermore, Polyethylene Terephthalate(PET), #1 printed on bottle bottom, and High Density Polyethylene(HDPE), #2 on bottle bottom, are FDA approved and have been proven to be safe. PET does not contain plasticizers. "Plasticizers" are added to make plastics soft or flexible. For example, semi-rigid plastic like polyvinyl chloride
(PVC or vinyl) typically contains about 10% by weight of plasticizers and is very soft, polyvinyl chloride tubing may contain as much as 80%. Under the right circumstances plasticizers can migrate out of certain plastics.
The International Life Sciences Institute
(ILSI) – a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the scientific understanding of issues related to nutrition, food safety, toxicology, risk assessment and the environment – has comprehensively reviewed the scientific and technological aspects of PET.
In a report on PET for food packaging applications issued in July of 2000, ILSI summarizes the large body of test data that demonstrates the safety of PET resins and compounds for food and beverage containers:
"PET plastic itself is biologically inert if ingested, is dermally safe during handling and is not a hazard if inhaled. No evidence of toxicity has been detected in feeding studies using animals. Negative results from Ames tests and studies into unscheduled DNA synthesis indicate that PET is not genotoxic. Similar studies conducted with monomers and typical PET intermediates also indicate that these materials are essentially nontoxic and pose no threats to human health… It is important to stress that the chemistry of compounds that are used to manufacture PET shows no evidence of oestrogenic activity. There is a significant body of evidence that demonstrates that the use of PET is not a concern and is perfectly safe in this respect."
very well aware of information presented at various web sites attacking the use of all types of plastics. One web site in particular that was brought to our attention specifically states that fulvic acid in plastic bottles is "ineffective" and "toxic" but fails to present any legitimate proof supporting the disparaging and slanderous allegations. In fact, none
of the web sites that we visited provide any legitimate proof (such as a photocopy of a legitimate independent lab report) proving such allegations. The fact that such claims are presented WITHOUT providing documentary evidence supporting such claims is very disturbing to us as well as many other distributors of fulvic products.
For years, thousands of people have been using fulvic acid and fulvic acid products and reporting absolutely amazing positive results from the use thereof. What really amazes us, and other distributors of fulvic products, is the claim that "fulvic acid in plastic can be toxic" or "ineffective" without providing any
– aside from simply providing links to other Web sites themselves failing to provide proof
that fulvic acid
in HDPE or PET bottles is toxic or ineffective.
Thousands and thousands of gallons of fulvic acid and humic acid products have been sold by various manufacturers and distributors in safe HDPE
plastic bottles and have provided, and continue to provide, immense and profound health benefits to thousands upon thousands of people. Ourselves, our families and many of our friends, on a daily basis, consume fulvic acid and humic acid stored as well as shipped in safe HDPE and PET plastic bottles achieving fantastic health results. Feedback from thousands of customers sharing positive health reports related to their use of fulvic acid and humic acid products, in our opinion and others, contradicts such unfounded "fulvic in plastic" bashing.
Your concerns and safety are what's important here. We sincerely encourage you to do your own research. In the process, please be sure to look for at least ONE legitimate actual independent lab report
, not merely a reference to some report, but the actual report itself, proving
the aforementioned claims.
We leave the final decision to you, considering that:
"Companies or their agents who attack the use of plastics should examine the facts and discontinue unethical and charlatanistic marketing practices for their own gain."
PET and "HDPE is safe and does not produce chemical transfer of any toxic materials."
PET and "HDPE is so non-interactive that high heat testing with acid leaching agents in very intense lab testing produced no chemical detectability in the entire spectrum of chemicals (over 140 tests)"
The Safety of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
The Safety of Plastic Beverage Bottles