Water Bottle

Choose to re-use: for the planet, for your health, for your savings

The simple act of filling up your water bottle at home and using it again again, can save in so many ways.

There’s no excuse to add to the mountains of disposable plastic water bottles cluttering our planet.  You can choose from many high quality, long lasting bottles that look fantastic too!

Not only is the tons of waste an issue, think about how many greenhouse gases are generated by transporting water in bottles from one place to another – even from one country to another.  Water straight from your tap at home is cheap and water pipes are the most greenhouse friendly way to transport water.

At Biome Eco Stores we offer only the best quality brands with long standing reputations for your peace of mind.

How can a water bottle affect your health?

Put simply, liquid can be contaminated by the metal or plastic vessel in which it is stored.  And, if that bottle or container is heated from sitting in the sun in hot car or in the microwave, more toxins can be released from the plastic or metal.  That is why it is so important to take care with the material that your water bottle is made from and how you clean and care for it.

Browse & shop or continue reading article below about BPA, how to avoid exposure to BPA,
and which are the safest bottles…

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What is BPA & what is it used for?

We have all heard about BPA in the media lately and know that this dangerous compound is found in plastic water bottles. Make a difference in your and your families health by choosing the safest water bottles and drinking containers available on the market today. At Biome Eco Friendly Store the BPA free water bottles we stock are not only BPA free but also do not contain any lead or phthalates.

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a plastic and resin ingredient used to line metal food and drink cans and to make hard and clear polycarbonate plastics.  Here is a summary of the Environmental Working Group study <http://www.ewg.org/reports/bisphenola>  in 2007 which found BPA in over half of 97 cans of name-brand fruit, vegetables, soda, and other commonly eaten canned goods.

The use of BPA is widespread, as is its permeation into the environment around us including drinking water and human breast milk.  BPA can leach into food from the protective internal lining of canned foods and from consumer products such as baby bottles and water bottles, polycarbonate tableware and food storage containers.  The degree to which BPA leaches from polycarbonate bottles into liquid may depend more on the temperature of the liquid or bottle, than the age of the container.  (Source: National Toxicology Program).

This Z recommends <http://www.zrecommends.com/detail/when-it-comes-to-bpa-free-consumers-have-nothing-to-fear-but-fear-itself/> article explains the great advances made away from unsafe polycarbonate bottles that contained high levels of BPA, but calls for putting BPA-free into perspective.  Canada was the first country to ban BPA from baby products, followed by several US States.

How do you limit exposure to BPA?

  • Avoid polycarbonate #7 and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) #3 plastics, especially for children’s food. Plastics with the recycling labels #1, #2 and #4 on the bottom are safer choices and do not contain BPA.
  • Do not heat or microwave food in any type of plastic container – use glass or ceramic instead. Heating plastics to high temperatures promotes the leaching of chemicals.
  • Reduce your use of canned foods – canned pasta and soups contain the highest levels of BPA
  • Use glass baby bottles.
  • Use high quality reusable bottles from trusted brands that publish results of quality control and testing.

Which water bottles are safest to use?
In most cases, the old rule “you get what you pay for” is a good starting point.  There are many cheap metal water bottles in stores to meet the consumer demand for moving away from plastics.  We recommend only choosing an established drink bottle brand that you know and trust, that openly publishes independent test results, and that can be held accountable should there be a problem.

Metal bottles can still leach toxins, whether an aluminium bottle with no lining at all or an unsafe lining, or a stainless steel bottle leaching nickel – particularly if there has not been a tightly controlled and monitored approach to the manfacturing.

At the end of the day, you and your family are the ones who drink from the bottles and need to feel comfortable with whichever choice you make.

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Consider also an insulated water botte to keep your desired contents hot or cold.

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