My Water Bottle - Dangerous?

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Yesterday, my wife catches an article in the May 19 issue of People magazine that talks about plastic containers made with the chemical BPA.

Apparently, the National Institutes of Health has recently published a Draft Brief On Bisphenol A (BPA).

The main conclusions in this brief include...

The National Toxicology Program (NTP) concurs with the conclusion of the Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction (CERHR) Expert Panel on Bisphenol A that there is some concern for neural and behavioral effects in fetuses, infants, and children at current human exposures. The NTP also has some concern for bisphenol A exposure in these populations based on effects in the prostate gland, mammary gland, and an earlier age for puberty in females.

After reading the article, my wife picks up my CamelBak Better Bottle water bottle and flips it over. It is stamped with a 7 inside a triangle which is one of the signs that the bottle contains BPA. So I go over to the CamelBak web site to see what their take on the matter is.

I'm greeted with a message on their home page "CamelBak Bottles - your choice for BPA-free hydration on-the-go", so I do some digging and find out that their line of bottles are BPS free as of the end of April, 2008. Sounds like I need to replace my bottle.

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