BPA Free Bottles - Philip Aventis, Nalgene, Camelbak

BPA - Bisphenol A, a compound in hard, clear polycarbonate plastics molecular structure is similar to estrogen, the hormone responsible for sexual development gained public awareness with the billion dollar class action lawsuit has been filed at the Los Angeles Superior Court against six leading manufacturers of baby bottles: Avent America, Evenflo, Gerber, Playtex, Dr. Brown's and Nalgene. All six manufacturers use BPA in the production of many of their plastic baby bottles and toddler sippy cups. Since the late 1990s, studies have indicated that exposure to BPA, even in low doses, could cause adverse side effects.

Philips Avent, a major manufacturer of baby bottles, feeders and products now offers BPA Free and PP (plastics with BPA) products. Directly quoted from their web site this is the following answers to commonly asked questions:

Q: Do Philips Avent baby bottles contain BPA?
The Philips AVENT Airflex reusable bottle is made from polycarbonate and therefore contains BPA. This product is no longer sold in the United States and Canada. Philips offers two BPA-free reusable bottles in its Infant Feeding line.  Philips AVENT offers two BPA-free bottles as part of its Infant Feeding line and are made from Polyethersulphone – commonly called PES and Polypropylene – commonly referred to as PP. (Please note, these two bottles are NOT sold in countries outside the US or Canada where Avent baby products are sold).

Camel Bak has a whole line of  BPA free bottles for water and liquids. They offer them through resellers such as who carry their whole line. You can search for the term, "CamelBak BPA-Free Better Bottle with Bite Valve" for the bottle seen to the right or just click on the text here in this blog.  Whether for hiking, for an activity or just needing a water bottle, it seems they are well worth getting the newer BPA free bottles.

Nalgene, one of the companies in the class action lawsuit for their baby bottles and sippys introduced their Everyday line of BPA free products. Offering up various sizes, shapes and models which are supposed to be safer for children and adults alike. Again for the sake of your health and your children's health, it's highly recommended using BPA free baby bottles and water bottles.

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