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Water bottle safety
Haylen_WebMD_Staff posted:
Well, this is troubling!

Reusable metal water bottles have lately gained a certain cachet as a greener, healthier alternative to some kinds of plastics, which can release trace amounts of a hormone-disrupting chemical into the liquids they hold.But a new study shows that some kinds of aluminum bottles may be releasing more of that chemical, known as bisphenol A (BPA), than the hard, clear polycarbonate plastic bottles they were supposed replace.

I read the article 2x and I still can't figure out how to tell if a bottle is "really" safe!

What do your kids use for a water bottle?

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mommytofivekids responded:
I think I'm just going to have them start drinking from the kitchen sink since there aren't any cups that are safe.
Haylen_WebMD_Staff replied to mommytofivekids's response:
Or a garden hose! that BPA???

Yes, as the article states, it disappointing that government regulations can't get a handle on something so important (at least to us moms)
Iocasta responded:
Levi has an aluminum SIGG water bottle with a BPA free liner. Now SIGG doesn't warrant that its liners are 100% BPA free because of the prevalence of BPA in the environment there is always a chance of BPA contamination in the products they use to make their BPA free liner. From a chemical leaching perspective, glass is the safest material.
phoenix31674 replied to Haylen_WebMD_Staff's response:
Precisely. Of course the chemical agencies are paying politicians oodles to say there's no conclusive evidence it causes problems. We have bpa free plastic cups she uses. We do have a metal water bottle, but like others, I have no clue if it really is free of it.
Me (37), DH (36), DD (4), DS (10/4/10) and a cat
VicsEandJ responded:
I think it's more important to make sure that your children are drinking plenty of water, as opposed to other, less healty atlenratives, particaulrly during hot summer months when they are outside more and are more active, than obsesssing over the container it's in.

I honelsty don't udnerstand how people can keep themselves out of the loony bin with all of the obsessive worrying over EVERY single thing! Save it for the big things!
mommytofivekids replied to VicsEandJ's response:
I toally agree. I'll stick with the BPA free containers but I'm not going to go crazy over everything. If it's not one thing it's another.

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