Sunday, January 6, 2008

Nalgene Water Bottle Safety

Canadian retailers have pulled nalgene plastic water bottles from store shelves. These bottles contain a hormone-mimicking chemical bisphenol A (BPA).

Few scientists dispute the fact that BPA causes hormonal system disruption, but the FDA and the plastics industry have argued the BPA-based products do not pose a health risk.

An expert panel of researchers recently reported that many Americans have higher levels of BPA than those found to cause harm in lab animals.

14 comments:

Anna Grace said...

How do I know if my water bottle is made from that plastic? What long term effects does driving bottled water from that plastic have?

Anonymous said...

Anna, Nalgene is a type of water bottle, not plastic. They are very popular with climbers or backpackers because of the easy way the lid hooks on to your gear. I have three bottles...now I'm worried.

Ellen Troyer, MT MA said...

Hi Anna Grace,

Thank you for your question.

Most water bottles made with Nalgene are sold in sporting good stores for runners and cyclist.

We are encouraging all of our customers and friends to revisit 'sink water,' because most is safer than bottle water, which has been dramatically over-hyped by marketing folks.

The term 'sink water' was coined by an environmentally conscious ten year old South Carolina girl named Catherine Kirkland.

John H said...

Great response ET!!

We all need to be concerned about how many plastic water bottles cannot be recycled.

Ellen Troyer, MT MA said...

"Sink water" should become the 2008 sophisticated term for ones 'water of choice.'

Anonymous said...

From this moment on I'm ordering 'sink water' in every fancy resaurant I visit in Holland.

Lacey said...

Keep up the good work.

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