BPA Free Bottles
The federal government has made good on a two-year-old promise to add bisphenol A, a hormone-disrupting chemical linked to some cancers, to the country’s list of toxic substances, in spite of industry opposition.
Global News,Wednesday, October 13, 2010
What is BPA?
BPA is an abreviation for Bisphenol A. BPA is an “ingredient” used in the chemical compound that lines the inside of food containers, such as canned goods and cartons for liquids like milk and juice. It also is the major building block in Polycarbonate plastic. Plastics with the number 7 on the bottom of the container, which is commonly used in the bottled water industry.
What is our opinion?
These number 7 plastic bottles are the same bottles that the majority of the water companies use. The chemical effects of BPA are an ongoing study with Health Canada, so far resulting in the ban of baby bottles containing BPA.
As of October 13th 2010, Health Canada has deemed BPA as a”toxic substance.”
It is not our position to tell consumers what they should or should not use for their water container, rather to educate and offer an alternative if they do not wish to use a number 7 plastic bottle.
We encourage you to do your own research concerning BPA to make an informed decision. A good start would be searching Bisphenol A on Wikipedia.
Click the link below for more information.
If you have any questions or concerns about BPA please call our office at 604-941-0027 and we will do our best to help you make an informed decision on the subject.