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Finding Products Without Bisphenol-A

Since I’ve been doing a series of posts on BPA, I figured it was time to include a list of products you can use that don’t contain it. Glass, obviously, but many plastics also don’t have it, and can sometimes be the simplest solution… so long as you mean to keep it for a very long time, and perhaps give to someone else when you’re done with it.

That’s the chronic problem I have with plastics. You do better by reusing them, but eventually they’re still a problem. How I look forward to good plastic recycling, not the picky sort of plastic recycling many places have now!

Water Bottles

I use a water bottle daily myself. It’s Nalgene, which means I’m going to have to replace it one of these days now that I know it has BPA in it. That wasn’t something I’d heard about at the time of purchase, so it seemed to be a good decision at the time. Live and learn. Thank goodness they’re dropping the BPA now.

Sigg and Klean Kanteen look to be good options. I’ve heard there’s some question about what Sigg’s liners are made of, as they won’t share the details. That means it will most likely be Klean Kanteen.

Lunch Boxes

I pack my daughter’s lunch for school pretty much every day. My goal for next year is to get her a Laptop Lunches lunch box. I love the number of containers it has to make it easier to separate the various parts of my daughter’s lunches.

The Henry’s by me carries something along those same lines, so I may investigate and buy it on one of my regular shopping trips there. The packaging has a little cuter styling, which may be more appealing to my daughter. Just have to see if I can check on the BPA and/or lead thing.

Baby Bottles, Pacifiers and More

There are a few options for if you want to get supplies for your baby that are BPA-free. One is to shop around your area to find glass bottles and silicone nipples and pacifiers.

But I also found that a general search on Amazon.com for BPA turns up all kinds of supplies that do not have BPA in them. After all, who’s going to describe their merchandise as having BPA? You can also search the Baby section for terms such as silicone to get silicone nipples and pacifiers.

Even if you don’t buy online it’s one way to find out what brands you want to shop for locally, and that can be a real time saver.

Canada Deems Bisphenol-A Toxic

I’m really not too surprised to see this happen, with everything that’s been said lately of Bisphenol-A. It’s also very encouraging. How often do you really see a government do something like this because they just want to take a precautionary step?

One could hope for more often.

It’s really encouraging that Nalgene has already agreed to stop using it, now we just need more companies saying enough is enough when it comes to risking our health on products that aren’t looking all that safe. It would be nice to have it out of those plastics we do use, and out of the linings of cans.

Out of baby products is particularly important to me, even though my own children are solidly beyond the baby bottle and pacifier phase and never used those much anyhow. Even Walmart is dumping bottles with BPA in them now.

It’s a sad truth of life that many companies have no problem ignoring their customer’s health when their profits are at stake. But profits are there to be had now by catering to more alert consumers.