Oh, here we go again. We have decided in our family to replace all the plastic that we use for food with glass or stainless steel! I'm excited about this, I think it is a very healthy choice for our family, and something that isn't too hard to do. I already have a bunch of vintage Pyrex Bake and Save glass dishes, and now we are working on replacing our Camelbak bottles (which I love, but which leach (summed up the following way:)
"Polycarbonate plastic, on the other hand, is made from epoxy of bisphenol-A [BPA], a known hormone disruptor (endocrine disruptor--the endocrine system regulates hormones in the body). Scientists not working for the petrochemical plastics industry have compiled dozens of studies linking phthalates and BPA to birth defects, cancer, abnormal genital development, and autoimmune disorders, and other problems in animals and in humans."
I am sad about loosing the Camelbak bottle, as it is SO easy to use, because it has a straw and a bite valve, but I think the heath risks are just too big. So I found Sigg. But its Aluminum outside and a "Special, crack-resistant, taste-neutral bottle liner, tested safe for 0.00% leaching."
But how do we know this is true? We thought for years that Nalgene was leach proof, as well.
"Hundreds of studies have identified all aluminum salts as increasing the risk of dementia and possibly Alzheimer's disease in animals and possibly humans. This is why most companies are dropping aluminum and going with stainless steel."
So. Does anyone know about Sigg's liner?
There is a Stainless Steel alternative, which so far seems safe... but of course, its not as cute. Hmmm... Cute bottle, or brain damage? Tough choice...