It was ten years ago when I learned hot plastic bottles sweat BPA into the water, which raises cortisol levels and, therefore, estrogen levels. Months ago I learned there was a law that protects companies from honestly telling you whether there’s really BPA in that BPA-free water bottle. it’s called Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS).
One great alternative to plastic bottles – a Thermos stainless steel bottle. They keep hot stuff hot and cold stuff cold for days and are durable and long-lasting.
I don’t have any scientific info to share but here are three YouTube videos to explain the complexity of the BPA issues – companies replacing BPA with other chemicals just as harmful, tests with different conclusions, and FDA. Plenty to think about next time you decide to buy water in plastic bottles instead of buying a PUR or Brita faucet system or pitcher.
This older video is anti-BPA –
This one is obviously pro-BPA –
Most interesting goes to this one. Nevermind the recommended video on the side stating Nutritionfacts.org is Russian propaganda. –
Did I get anything wrong? Are there more informative and reputable videos covering this subject? Let me know below.