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BPA in Water Bottles
Bisphenol A also known as BPA has, once again been in the news. In a nutshell, the articles listed below share the following:
- A plastic containing the chemical BPA is used to line most food and drink cans as well as used in the production of the popular polycarbonate "clear" (many do have a color added) water bottles.
- The chemical can leach into the contents of the product or drink.
- It seems that heat (such as leaving the bottle in a car) and harsh detergents/hot water (placing bottles on the lower level of the dishwasher or using a commercial dishwasher) increase the amount of "leaching."
- Unacceptable levels of BPA have been found in laboratory a