My New Water Bottle

May 12, 2007 at 4:00 pm 2 comments

I just got this new water bottle as an early Mother’s Day present and I couldn’t be any happier. I’ve been reading about the possible effects of Bisphenol A (BPA), a chief ingredient in polycarbonate, the rigid, translucent hard plastic used in water bottles and many baby bottles. We are going to start phasing out all of our Nalgene bottles and other plastic food storage containers. This is most definitely controversial, but when it comes to plastic, I’m starting to question our prolific use of it. Especially for food and kitchen use. Plastic containers haven’t been around long enough to perform long-term studies and there are so many alternatives.

More on Bisphenol A:

  • BPA has been shown to mimic naturally occurring estrogen, a hormone that is part of the endocrine system, the body’s finely tuned messaging service.
  • Environment Canada and Health Canada last year selected it as one of 200 substances that a preliminary review deemed possibly dangerous and in need of thorough safety assessments.
  • Plastic water and baby bottles, food and beverage can linings and dental sealants are the most commonly encountered uses of this chemical.
  • According to the Our Stolen Future website, leaching of bisphenol-A increases with the plastic’s age and when subject to heat.
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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sara  |  May 12, 2007 at 10:12 pm

    SIGGs are great! I use a Klean Kanteen and like that as well. Happy Mother’s Day!

    Reply
  • 2. Greening My Kitchen(ware) « Design is our Nature  |  August 30, 2007 at 3:59 pm

    […] Love the laptop lunch bento box and Kleen Kanteen for the little one. I am enjoying my Sigg water […]

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I am passionate about reducing my impact on the environment and am learning to live simply and live green. I am learning the age old arts of home food preservation and cooking from scratch. This is yet another eco-blog and a place for me to really channel my passions for writing, photography and sustainable living.
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