More BPA-free bottles

I was debating with myself whether to post another bisphenol-A (BPA) story as it’s getting to be too repetitive. Another study, this time from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), reported that the estrogenic chemicals are found in urine samples and that they have a strong link in diseases such as cardiovascular, type 2 diabetes and liver-enzyme abnormalities.

However, the researchers cannot prove that BPA was the direct cause of the diseases and said further study was needed.


Public advocates demanded the banning of BPA use; industry groups (chemicals, plastics, and metal can manufacturers..) defending the safety of BPA; government agencies (the FDA in particular) assuring consumers of BPA’s safety; and medical groups stirring the plastic pot of yet another BPA study that needs further more study.

Meanwhile, consumers are getting more confused. The bright spot in all of these is BPA-free plastic water bottle sales seem to be booming.

Another water bottle product that is BPA-free and phthalate-free was launched this week by a Rhode Island-based company called MEDport. The company said its Fit & Fresh LivPURE filtered water bottle is made from low density polyethylene.

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