31 Mar '14, 11am

Ask Umbra: So even BPA-free plasic is poisonous now?

Ask Umbra: So even BPA-free plasic is poisonous now?

Q. In light of recent BPA-free-wait-this-stuff-is-worse confusion, what kind of water bottles can I drink from? I don’t trust myself with a glass Nalgene. Thanks, Hannah W. Cleveland, Ohio A. Dearest Hannah, Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water bottle … Out comes disturbing new research saying our new, safer plastics aren’t necessarily all that safe after all. So where can we turn to fulfill our hydration needs now? First, for those of you who don’t have a Google Alert on BPA, a.k.a. bisphenol A : The Center for Environmental Health recently released a study that looked at chemicals in several brands of BPA-free kids’ sippy cups. Nine of the 35 cups tested contained significant amounts of estrogenic chemicals similar to BPA – seven of which actually measured higher for estrogenic activity than products with BPA. This joins a 2011 study finding that mos...

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