Is there BPA or pthalate in your plastic water bottle or food container?

An interesting new study on leaching of BPA or Pthalate from plastic bottles and containers.

Leaching of phthalates is often associated with heat, like water bottles sitting in the sun in
front of the grocery store on the 4th of July weekend. You buy a case of water and end up with endocrine disruptors messing with your sexuality. Not what you had in mind…

This study looked at leaching both before and after exposure to UV rays. It shows that some containers leach without such exposure and others do not. A new paper in the journal Environmental Health
identifies specific plastic products—including AVENT baby bottles, CamelBak sippy cups, and Lock & Lock food storage containers—that leach estrogen-mimicking chemicals.

Still others didn’t leach even after exposure.

There are some interesting comments in which one fellow suggests that even tiny, seemingly harmless, changes to the chemical formulation in a bottle can result in the creation of endocrine disrupting chemicals that will more readily leach into the water.

If you’re using a plastic water bottle or plastic food containers you will be interested in reading more here:

http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/06/bpa-free-plastics-tritan-nalgene-dangerous

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About James McMahon

Studied ecology at the University of Illinois, mountain survival at Eastern Washing University, Deep Ecology at Naropa, River Ecology with The Nature Conservancy and Luna Leopold
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