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Is BPA the same as "safe"

Postby Cheesewheel » Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:49 pm

Found this article and thought others of our water bottle guzzling community might be interested.
http://www.nrdc.org/thisgreenlife/0902.asp

"The new Nalgene water bottle is made of a "copolyester" plastic manufactured by the Eastman company with the trade name Tritan. So are new bottles by Kor and Camelbak. All trumpet the fact that their bottles are BPA-free, with the implication that BPA-free is the equivalent of safe. But we have no way of knowing because the ingredients that make up Tritan have been kept secret. They could include another dangerous chemical...or not. Since the ingredients have not been identified, no one can say.

All we know about the Tritan bottles is that, like polycarbonate, they fall into the #7 category of "other" plastics in the identification system used to mark plastic containers. (The numbers appear inside a triangle of chasing arrows.) When it comes to 1 through 6, the numbers are relatively informative, but 7 is the mystery number."
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Is BPA the same as "safe"

Postby im_no_pro » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:01 pm

Is there a particular potential substitute of concern, or does the author have his tin foil hat on a little tight?
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Re: Is BPA the same as

Postby Cheesewheel » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:53 pm

im_no_pro wrote:Is there a particular potential substitute of concern, or does the author have his tin foil hat on a little tight?


" .....
If none of these choices strike you as perfect -- well, it's not a perfect world. However, better health and safety regulations would help, starting with labeling requirements that tell the public what food and beverage containers are made of.
...."

I guess if manufacturers were more forthright (as the other 6 plastic classifications are) in telling what was particularly in them, it would be an easier question to answer.

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Re: Is BPA the same as "safe"

Postby Schmenz » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:42 am

hmmn. just checked my camelbak bottle is a 5... no idea what that means.

edit: note to self... dont drop the bottle when looking at it upside down. (one of those squeeze bottles you dont have to close).. im now covered in a good splashing of water.. :(
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Is BPA the same as "safe"

Postby sogood » Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:10 am

BPA is now a known toxin, other misc compounds are not. So go with the best practice.
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Re: Is BPA the same as "safe"

Postby Cheesewheel » Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:21 am

Schmenz wrote:hmmn. just checked my camelbak bottle is a 5... no idea what that means.

edit: note to self... dont drop the bottle when looking at it upside down. (one of those squeeze bottles you dont have to close).. im now covered in a good splashing of water.. :(

according to the OP link its Polypropylene, a low health hazard

http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient. ... d06=705094
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Re: Is BPA the same as "safe"

Postby Schmenz » Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:39 am

:shock: :shock: :shock:

dont do a search on your makeup products!!!

side effect... skin irritation.. BAHAHA
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Re: Is BPA the same as "safe"

Postby Cheesewheel » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:03 am

Schmenz wrote::shock: :shock: :shock:

dont do a search on your makeup products!!!

side effect... skin irritation.. BAHAHA

not quite ...

Since polypropylene is used in a wide number of food containers such as those for yogurt, Health Canada media spokesman Paul Duchesne, said the department will be reviewing the findings to determine whether steps are needed to protect consumers.[24]

The Environmental Working Group classifies PP as of low to moderate hazard

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polypropyl ... h_concerns
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Re: Is BPA the same as "safe"

Postby MichaelB » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:01 am

The Torpedo7 bottle I have are LDPE.

Does that have BPA ? Appears not ?
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Re: Is BPA the same as "safe"

Postby Schmenz » Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:02 pm

Cheesewheel wrote:
Schmenz wrote::shock: :shock: :shock:

dont do a search on your makeup products!!!

side effect... skin irritation.. BAHAHA

not quite ...

Since polypropylene is used in a wide number of food containers such as those for yogurt, Health Canada media spokesman Paul Duchesne, said the department will be reviewing the findings to determine whether steps are needed to protect consumers.[24]

The Environmental Working Group classifies PP as of low to moderate hazard

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polypropyl ... h_concerns


oh the makeup wasnt about polypropylene.. i just typed clinique in and selected my moisturiser and cleanser! they are much more "dangerous" than my drink bottle!
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Re: Is BPA the same as "safe"

Postby wombatK » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:01 pm

MichaelB wrote:The Torpedo7 bottle I have are LDPE.

Does that have BPA ? Appears not ?

Bottles of Australia clearly advertise that their LDPE bottles are BPA free.
They're pretty cheap bottles - and probably the most common supplier to clubs/LBS/sports shops around Sydney.

Their outstanding quality drink and water bottles are manufactured in Australia in
ISO 9002 approved facilities.

Why bother buying something that's likely sourced from a country where they poison baby formula
(and lots of confectionery) with melamine ?
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