Star asked in HealthOther - Health · 1 decade ago

Do most water bottles/cans have BPA in them?

Is BPA a very common thing in everyday bottles and cans? Which brands use BPA in their products?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    BPA is an estrogen-like compound in plastic which could be posing some risk to the brain development of babies and children. It may cause things like early puberty in girls and breast development in boys. It is the main chemical used to make things like baby bottles hard and clear.

    Bisphenol A, or BPA, is found in low levels in virtually every human body. A component of polycarbonate plastic, it can leach from baby bottles and other hard plastic beverage containers, food can linings and other consumer products.

    See http://www.webmd.com/parenting/news/2007...

    The highlights:

    Canned food appears to be the main source of BPA for most people.

    Last March, the Environmental Working Group reported the results of a

    study in which a national analytical laboratory tested 97 cans of

    food for BPA. (see http://www.ewg.org/reports/bisphenola)

    The study found that:

    Cans of chicken soup, infant formula (pre-mixed, not powdered), and

    ravioli had the highest BPA levels.

    1 in 3 cans of infant formula had BPA levels "200 times the

    government's traditional safe level of exposure for industrial

    chemicals."

    Overall, 1 in 10 cans tested had high levels of BPA.

    Beverage cans have fewer BPA residues; canned pasta and canned soupshave the highest levels.

    BPA is an ingredient in many plastic products. Plastic bottles with

    the recycling number 7 (except new bio-labeled plastics) usually

    contain BPA.

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