I had no idea what BPA stood for before researching this blog. All I knew is that it was a trendy saying that was required when buying a new water bottle. I know I need water bottles that do not have the compound but I couldn’t explain to someone else why.
Here’s what I found in my internet travels…
BPA stands forBisphenol A. Not a chemistry major. Neither am I. In layman’s term… It is a building block of several important plastics and plastic additives.
“Concerns about the use of bisphenol A in consumer products were regularly reported in the news media in 2008 after several governments issued reports questioning its safety, and some retailers have removed products containing it from their shelves.” – Wikipedia
It has been studied and potentially linked to obesity, neurological diseases, thyroid dysfunction and cancer. Most studies are fairly new or currently ongoing. Which means argumentative by many.
Alright in my mind. BPA Potentially harmful. Might as well avoid it. Done.
Ensure both aluminum and plastic water bottles in your collection are sans BPA and thank the water bottle manufacturer’s for just eliminating something that could potentially be or is harmful to our well being.
My favourite are Camelbak and Lululemon’s!