Click here for a great article on the latest US Government “standings” on BPA.
SIGG has come out and said that pre-2008 bottles are NOT BPA-free. Here’s a link to the SIGG site that give you all the information you need: http://mysigg.com/liner/
Glad they are providing an easy exchange system for the old bottles.
Nalgene has started a new website that offers information on their water bottles. If you click on the different types of bottles along the left hand side, it will clearly show you if the bottle is BPA free or not. We need to replace our old Nalgene bottles, and I’m about to place my order. I wish I could have fallen for one of those SIGG bottles, but I just can’t figure out how they’ll come clean in the dishwasher.
Anyway, if you’re a water drinker, and who isn’t these days, please please please buy yourself a reusable container and fill it up yourself. It’s so much better for the planet, for your wallet, and for my peace of mind. :O)
edited to add: the bottles I want, of course, aren’t available for purchase online yet. The Tritan bottles. They have a small one, more of a sippy cup for children, I need the adult size. For some reason, psychological, I’m sure, I prefer my drinking bottles to be clear. Or even semi sheer, so I can check water levels. I’m going to wait a week, and see if the Tritans are available then. If you’ve seen them in a retail store, please let me know.
Nalgene has announced that they are phasing out production of bottles with BPA, that nasty chemical in polycarbonate bottles that wreaks havoc with our hormones and lots of other things.
I am not sure why they’re not just STOPPING production, but they didn’t ask my opinion.
The new bottles are manufactured with Eastman’s Tritan copolyester. They are already available in stores and will be available online next month.
Now, if you go to the Camelbak website, they have a big logo that says BPA free. I don’t know if that means they always were, or are now.
I am VERY happy to hear this information. I haven’t found a stainless steel reusable bottle that I like, and that the dishwasher will wash properly. I can’t wait to get these to replace our current Nalgene collection.
Just wish I didn’t have to throw these away. Anyone have any ideas on what to do with old Nalgene bottles rather than drink from them?
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.