The reusable water bottle has become an accessory item (and a fabulous one, at that). With our attention towards pollution, plastic use, and BPA, consumers are taking action in the green movement. In this article, we will cover everything you need to know about reusable water bottles and BPA.
Reusable Water Bottles
Don’t waste your money on plastic water bottles. Purchasing a reusable water bottle will save you the cost of buying water bottles every week or so, as well as the pollution in our environment.
Types of reusable bottles:
- Stainless steel (your best choice)
The Recycling Code
What You Need to Know About BPA
What is BPA?
BPA stands for Bisphenol A, a chemical used to compose polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins, as well as other products. For it’s sturdiness, heat and electrical resistance, and visual clarity, BPA is popular in common products such as water bottles.
What are the health risks of BPA?
Studies and safety assessments have shown that BPA exposure is over 400 times lower than the safety level set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Due to the minimal level of exposure to BPA, there is no known human health risk.
What are the environmental effects of BPA?
Research conducted around the release of BPA at manufacturing sites, has shown only a low-level of BPA release. Further testing concludes that BPA is rapidly biodegraded in the environment. Trace BPA is occasionally found in waterways, but causes no risk to the environment.
*Note: For more information, visit the about section of Bisephenol-A.org.
The Real Problem
So BPA isn’t quite the villain that everyone makes it out to be. While further research may find evidence of problems with BPA down the road, it is in large part safe.
However, bottled water has its costs environmentally and economically.
Water is the best thing we can drink. It keeps us living. More than this, so does our air. So why do we keep adding to the mess? Why not buy a reusable water bottle and use it? Why not save the environment while saving money? Why not?
To learn more about safe drinking, check out our other blog posts.