Most major U.S. baby bottle manufacturers use the hormone disrupting chemical Bisphenol-A.
October 16, 2008
Plastics… The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
In case there’s any confusion Most good plastics are an illusion. BPA-free is the plastic that’s green Using it can help keep the earth clean.
Getting to Know Plastics
Understanding plastics and which ones are good to use can be more than a little tricky. In addition to knowing which plastics to recycle (and where) it’s also important to know what plastics are safe to use.
Many recyclable and reusable water bottles have been found to contain the harmful chemical BPA in their polycarbonates (plastics). BPA, or Bisphenol-A, is a hormone-disrupting chemical that can leach into liquids from worn plastic bottles and be potentially damaging to your health.
Because most major manufacturers' bottles contain BPA it's important to read the labels and find a bottle that clearly states that it is BPA-free. Check out your local sporting goods store or head online to find the one that’s right for you.
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