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Food Containers Leach a Potentially Harmful Chemical

According to an article by David Biello in the highly reputable publication, ‘Scientific American’, Bisphenol A – a primary ingredient in plastic food containers – is potentially a harmful chemical that has been linked to diseases like cancer. For the full article read here.

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  1. It is important to note that there are also plastics which are quite safe to use, such as polyethylene and polypropylene. Making use of these over polycarbonate (hard clear or coloured plastic) is far more preferable. There are baby bottles, and drinking bottles made out of these plastics.

    I struggled to find a decent water bottle, but eventually ended up using the 1 litre Energade concentrate bottles, as they are made out of HDPE (polyethylene).

    Two things that concern me are the lining of cans, as well as the move away from HDPE in milk bottles. We are starting to see more PET bottles used for milk (no BPA in PET, but look at the info around PET and antimony)

  2. thanks for your input duncan and well done on a great blog!

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