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“Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Nalgene stop producing their soft water bottles a few years ago because hot liquids caused chemicals to leach out?
Maybe everyone should start carrying glass.”
“But critics point to an influx of animal studies linking low doses to a wide variety of ailments — from breast and prostate cancer, obesity and hyperactivity, to miscarriages and other reproductive failures.
Yeah, there couldn't possibly be any other links.”
“With more than ... bisphenol A is found in dental sealants, baby bottles, ... The chemical has been linked to ... along with certain cancers, diabetes and obesity.
Well there you go. I can blame all my years of backpacking with Nalgene for my weight problem.”
“I found a camelback water bottle that is BPA free. The threads are such that it hooks onto my MSR mini works perfectly, just like my old nalgenes did.
Is there a problem with the soft/whitish plastic ones too? I still have one of those and haven't tossed it yet....”
“Everything causes cancer and everything in large doses or used incorrectly will kill you.”
“Well there you go. I can blame all my years of backpacking with Nalgene for my weight problem.
Thanks for noting that TD. And I thought it was just age and giving up smoking. We might have ourselves a class action suit here.”
“the chemicals in the bottles are pr'bly not half as bad as what some of us put in them....”
“Geobeet -- Exactly.. if we can just find enough fat backpackers.. we could make our case, and be rich.”
“Speak for yourself precision. I use only the finest quality single malt scotch, not that cheap blended worm whiz.”
“it's all dumb
the cancer causing stuff don't leech out unless you boil water at 212 degrees in one for like 15 minutes. so don't boil water in your water bottle... as if.
it's all dumb buy hey, whatever floats your boat”
“i have diabetes and gained weight.... LOL”
“Every one of my HDPE nalgenes cracked or broke eventually. I will carry and use mine polycarbonate ones.
As I said in another thread about this. I used mercurials for fungicides on turf for years, spread DDT by hand up until they took it off the market on tobacco, played with mercury as a child, was around formaldehyde, chlordane, and all sorts of BADstuff...At this point I am not going to worry about bpa.
â€śCorrect me if I'm wrong, but didn't Nalgene stop producing their soft water bottles a few years ago because hot liquids caused chemicals to leach out?
Maybe everyone should start carrying glass.â€ť
“So, if someone had the opportunity to make a purchase of, say 2000 Nalgene bottles, at a good price, would this be a good deal? Do you see hiker's wanting these things after Nalg-Nunc takes them off the market and they can't be found anymore? Supply and demand, or no demand?”
“They are notdiscontinuing manufacture of polycarbonate bottle just adding a line of bottles made from Eastman Tritanâ„˘ copolyester. So you can still get your daily shot of bpa.
“i haven't been following this real close. just tell me, am i suppose to throw out all my nalgene bottles, the ones made of lexan?”
“This started when MEC (www.mec.ca) took Nalgenes and other hard plastics off their shelves last year. Recently other Canadian retail chains dropped them.
Health Minister Tony Clemente has notified manufacturers that Canada will designate plastics containing BPA (number seven in the triangle) as a hazardous product and if the industry cannot prove them safe will ban its use in baby products. Nalgene, while maintaining BPA in the quantities used is safe, announced they would withdraw them from the market.
It doesn't appear to be a problem in adult uses including the lining of cans of food.
The non-transparent Nalgenes are still available.”
“my wife made us get glass bottles for our newest baby...i like to tease her saying she must love our second child more than she loves our first cause he had plastic bottles with bpa ;)”
“Apparently the ones with a plastic sack inside are all right.”
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