My friend Betsy pointed out to me tonight that she has recently seen/heard negative news stories about Nalgene. Yikes!
So, I Google Nalgene for recent news. Seems that polycarbonate plastics give off a chemical called bisphenol A (“BPA“). That’s not good for us. A link from the Nalgene sites takes us to this European Food Safety Authority article. Here is a link to a page on the Nalgene website that links to other sources/references. I know that these can be and/or are probably skewed. It’s just a start.
Wait. Baby bottles are made from this stuff? That cannot be a good thing. This BPA is known to effect the endocrine system. I think that’s not something that should be messed up from such an early age. We blame early-onset puberty on cows being fed hormones. Maybe it’s baby bottles?
There is absolutely no scientific thought put into that past statement. It’s just me, Lisa, ranting. I’m a good ranter.
I just did a cursory search for stainless steel water bottles. First, the most popular one is made in China. Don’t make me say it again. This cannot be a good thing.
I’ll have to find some other bottles. I’ll post when I have more information.
This makes me sad.