I am saddened to report that our three super-cool water bottles are now poison.
Well, maybe they are and maybe they're not, but I'd really rather drink out of something that I know is not poison.
That green one on the left is almost new. I bought it about a month ago and loved it so much that I almost blogged about it before I realized how utterly ridiculous blogging about a water bottle would be.
When the BPA thing started getting wide exposure, I figured that I would just not let my kids and their little developing brains drink out of the toxic plastic. But then a friend of mine talked me into getting rid of them.
My new water bottle is an Eddie Bauer brand. I emailed them asking if I could get a refund. They emailed back with this:
"The manufacturers of our polycarbonate products monitor scientific research
concerning the safety of products including BPA.
Recent comprehensive reviews of polycarbonate and BPA by the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA), the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, the American
Council on Science & Safety, and many regulatory bodies worldwide, including
the European Commission Scientific Committee on Food, the United Kingdom
Food Standards Agency, and the Japan Ministry for Health, Labor, & Welfare
all concluded that there is no known safety risk."
I hope you didn't bother reading all of that. Basically it said, "Blah de blah de blah, BPA is safe. You're not getting your money back."
But, I said to myself, my trusty friend and the Today Show says it's not safe. Who to believe?
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